EUR/USD has stabilized around 1.19 after the ECB meeting minutes pointed to some caution about expanding the bond-buying scheme. Earlier, the dollar weakened after the Fed signaled openness to more QE. The US holiday implies thin volume.
USD/JPY witnessed some selling on Thursday amid persistent selling surrounding the greenback. COVID-19 vaccine optimism might cap gains for the safe-haven JPY and help limit the downside. Holiday-thinned liquidity conditions could further hold investors from placing fresh bearish bets.
Spot gold (XAU/USD) continues its gradual grind higher for a second day, the precious metal having bounced at support at the psychological $1800 mark on Tuesday, following a hefty sell-off at the start of the week that saw spot prices drop from the high $1800s.