Thursday ended with the EUR/USD being high above of local resistance of 1.10. What's the target now?
Japanese yen is intact after North Korea missile launch
On Friday, the Japanese yen was intact versus the evergreen buck, having leapt earlier as North Korea dared to fire another ballistic missile over Japan, thus spurring investor concerns over geopolitical risks.
In early Asian trade the evergreen buck declined from 110.25 yen to 109.55 yen following reports of North Korea's fresh missile launch.
Later the US currency pared its losses, and was last demonstrating 110.19 yen - nearly intact from Tuesday’s late US trade.
Japan happens to be the world's number one net creditor nation. So, at times of uncertainty investors assume that Japanese repatriation of overseas funds will overshadow foreign traders’ selling of Japanese assets.
Therefore, the Japanese yen has kept operating as a safe-haven currency notwithstanding Japan's geographical proximity to the isolated regime.
Additionally, versus another safe have, the Swiss franc, the greenback was intact, sticking to 0.9635.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.