Gold exceeded $2.000 per ounce. Stock futures rose on Wednesday as investors awaited further updates on stimulus talks.
USD/JPY: supported by the NFP
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The NFP numbers were better than expected: 20.5mln jobs were cut against the 22mln estimate, with a 14.5% unemployment rate beating the forecast of 16%. As scary as they are, these figures are the best possible scenario, and the USD/JPY took that as such.
From the support at 106.33, the currency pair rose straight to 106.64, breaking the resistance of the 100-MA and 200-MA. The latter will likely serve now as a support level at 106.60 checking how firm the USD/JPY established itself at a higher base. If the market receives further positive news, it will likely push the USD/JPY back down in favor of riskier inclinations of investors.
New COVID-19 cases globally have been on the rise lately, although it is too early to call them second waves in most countries.
With the pandemic claiming about 1000 lives a day in the United States, many departments said they lack the money and the staff to identify people who have been exposed, according to a survey of a 121 local agencies.
US stocks are set to open lower Friday, with investors worry over rising tensions between the US and China, deadlock over the next virus relief bill and possible disappointments from the key monthly employment report.
The pair was falling down amid the waning US dollar. However, the situation changed this month.
Dollar continues to keep firmer on the day, all eyes on the US jobs report later.