|02:50 EDT||FX Update: The dollar retained a generally soft tone |
FX Update: The dollar retained a generally soft tone as the correction from Friday's post-payrolls surge continued. A lot of equity research have been warning of the impact of the strong dollar on multinational corporate earnings, and this seems to be playing a role in the greenback's correction. USD-JPY ebbed to a new low for the week at 108.51, which almost exactly matches the present position of the 20-day moving average. Last Friday's low at 108.35 and last Thursday's low at 108.00 are near-to support levels. The BoJ left policy unchanged by a vote of 8:1, as was widely anticipated, while the statement said that the economy is recovering moderately. Cable popped to a new high for the week, as did AUD-USD following an as-expected RBA decision to leave policy unchanged and despite the statement saying that the recent sharp drop in the AUD is still on sufficient to a stimulate the domestic economy. EUR-USD remained subdued, despite the losses in the dollar elsewhere, with the pair holding around 1.2620-40, comfortably below its Monday high at 1.2675.