EUR/USD is trading around 1.13, down after US Non-Farm Payrolls shocked with a leap of 2.5 million jobs in May, contrary to all projections. The greenback is gaining while stocks are falling, a correlation breakdown. ECB stimulus previously supported the euro.
The greenback has broken higher against the Japanese yen, following the unexpected increase on US Non-Farm Payrolls, to reach 2, 1/2 – month highs at 109.85. The pair is on track to a 2% advance this week, following a four-day rally from the mid-range of 107.00.
Gold prices are falling sharply on Friday on the back of the US employment report that boosted equity markets and sent US yields to the upside. XAU/USD is losing more than $40 on Friday and recently bottomed at $1670/oz, the lowest intraday level since May 1.