FX Update: The dollar traded mixed versus its major peers
FX Update: The dollar traded mixed versus its major peers and developing world currencies, losing ground to the yen, euro, and sterling, among others, while gaining versus the Australian dollar and some other currencies, including the New Zealand dollar after a short-lived rally the antipodean currency in the wake of an above-forecast Q4 employment report. Wall Street staged a solid rebound yesterday, and Eurostoxx futures are pointing to a positive open on European bourses, though S&P futures have shed 0.8% in overnight trade and Asian markets turned lower, giving back intraday gains and turning negative in some cases. Japan's Nikke 225 closed with a fractional 0.2% gain, while the Shanghai Composite is showing a loss of 1.8%, and South Korea's KOSPI a 2.3% loss. This backdrop saw USD-JPY and yen crosses grind lower, giving back some of the rebound gains seen yesterday during Wall Street's rebound. Volatility is likely to remain high in the coming sessions, and analysts expect to see further dollar and yen outperformance relative to most other currencies.