ForexLive European FX news wrap: Markets on edge awaiting US jobs report | Forexlive
USD leads, NZD lags on the dayEuropean equities mostly a little higher; S&P 500 futures down 0.2%US 10-year yields up 5.1 bps 4.179%Gold up 0.1% to $2,029.31WTI crude up 1.7% to $70.51Bitcoin up 0.4% to $43,565
The market is looking rather pensive with the overall mood being more tentative, and understandably so. It’s all about the US jobs report coming up later today and that is keeping traders on edge for now.
The Japanese yen was a big mover early in the day with USD/JPY having dropped to a low of 142.50 in Asia. But the pair is now trading back up to 144.30 levels, up 0.2% on the day, helped out by a report arguing that BOJ governor Ueda did not mean to signal any imminent change in policy timing yesterday.
Besides that, the dollar was largely steadier as narrow ranges prevailed mostly elsewhere. In the equities space, US futures are looking more tepid while European indices are hoping to wrap the week up with another day of gains.
In the bond market, Treasury yields are a little higher but it’s still all to play for when we get to the non-farm payrolls release later.