Dollar Up, Yen Finds Little Support Even in Calmer Bond Market

U.S. Dollar Index

AUD/USD is trading down 0.12% at 0.7489

The dollar was up on Thursday morning in Asia, finding some support as commodity currencies took a breather from their recent steep rally. However, a struggling Japanese yen from a recovery in the U.S. bond market.

The U.S. Dollar Index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies edged up 0.18% to 98.790 by 12:08 PM ET (4:08 AM GMT).

The USD/JPY pair inched up 0.07% to 121.23. Data released earlier in the day showed that Japan’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for March 2022 was 53.2, and the services PMI was 48.7.

The AUD/USD pair edge down 0.19 % to 0.7483, with Australia’s manufacturing PMI was 57.3 and the services PMI was 57.9. The NZD/USD pair edged down 0.2% to 0.6959.

The USD/CNY pair inched up 0.01% to 6.3729 and the GBP/USD pair inched down 0.09% to 1.3191. Thursday’s data showed that the U.K.’s consumer price index grew 0.8% month-on-month and 6.2% year-on-year in February. The producer price index input grew 14.7% year-on-year and 1.4% month-on-month, while the producer price output grew 0.8% month-on-month and 10.1% year-on-year.

The Australian and New Zealand dollars remained just below multi-month peaks, while the euro traded at $1.0989 after a small overnight fall.

The yen hit a six-year low of 121.41 per dollar on Wednesday, remaining near that level in the Asian session. The Bank of Japan also released the minutes from its latest policy meeting earlier in the day, which showed that policymakers agreed that consumer inflation could overshoot expectations if companies pass on rising costs quicker than forecast.

On technical fronts AUD/USD RSI stood at 67.13 and currently it is trading above all MA. So, BUY position can be taken with following target and stoploss:

TRADE SIGNAL – : AUD/USD – BUY: 0.7486, TARGET: 0.7496, STOP LOSS : 0.7479

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