FX Update: The dollar has been bid up again
FX Update: The dollar has been bid up again, after dipping mid week, gaining concomitantly with Treasury yields following a set of strong data out of the U.S. yesterday, along with relatively hawkish Fedspeack and with all three of the main U.S. equity indices setting record closing highs for a fourth straight session. USD-JPY edged out a three-session high just above 113.00 and EUR-USD clawed out a new seven-week low at 1.1686. USD-CAD logged five-week highs, while Cable plumbed a one-month low. AUD-USD clocked a three-month low, at 0.7743, extending the down trend that's been developing since the pair failed to sustain gains above 0.8000 between late July and September. Markets are now looking to the September employment report, up later today, savvy to temporary distortions caused by the hurricanes. A relatively subdued 120k headline increase is expected. There is also another barrage of Fed speakers due, which will almost certainly, on net, affirm that a rate hike is in the works for the December FOMC.