Intra-Day Market Moving News and Views -USD/JPY

Intra-Day Market Moving News and Views
07 Dec 2018 03:30GMT

USD/JPY - 112.70.. Dlr moves narrowly in subdued Asian morning after yesterday's volatile trading. The pair fell in Australia on Thursday from 113.20 to 112.58 on active safe-haven yen buying due to selloff in Asian stocks in reaction to intra-day brief but a sharp 1.9% drop in US stock futures.

Despite staging a short-covering rebound to 113.15 and market optimism over US/China trade talk, continued weakness in Asian and European equities knocked price lower and dlr hit a 6-week trough of 112.24 on falling US yields (benchmark 10-year hit 3-month low of 2.826%) n downbeat U.S. data where U.S. October's trade deficit jumped to a 10-year high.
However, the pair later pared intra-day losses as the Dow staged a late rally after tanking 785 points down from Tuesday's close after the Wall Street Journal reported Fed is considering whether to signal a wait-and-see approach to rate hikes at its upcoming meeting this month.
The report also said Fed officials do not know what their next move on rates will be after December.

Expect relative calm in Asian equities suggests range trading is the order of the day in Asia n European morning as market anxiously awaits release of the world's most important eco. dat, the U.S. NFP at 13:30GMT.
Bids are noted at 112.60-55 with stops below 112.20.
Offers are tipped at 112.75/80 n more above with stops reported above 113.25/30.

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