Japanese yen rebounds steeply as traders look for safe-haven

Japanese yen rebounds steeply as traders look for safe-haven

On Friday, the Japanese yen rebounded steeply in Asia because market participants shifted to the safe-haven currency amid a leap in risk sentiment over the probable impact of American tax cuts because plans passed the House of Representatives as well as a major US Senate committee.

The currency pair USD/JPY hit 112.57, sliding 0.43%, AUD/USD ascended 0.04% reaching 0.7591. Additionally, EUR/USD soared 0.30% being worth 1.1805, GBP/USD rallied 0.30% trading at 1.3234.

Evaluating the greenback’s actual strength against a basket of six crucial currencies, the US dollar index went down 0.33% being worth 93.53.

Overnight, the evergreen buck didn’t change, shrugging off a couple of bearish reports on initial jobless claims as well as manufacturing ahead of a Republican House vote on a huge tax reform bill.

As the US Department of Labor informed on Thursday, initial jobless claims soared 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 249,000 by November 11, confounding estimates of a 4,000 tumble.


The US NFP Update: What to Wait for?
The US NFP Update: What to Wait for?

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on May 6, at 15:30 MT time.

Latest news

Can the UK CPI surprise?
Can the UK CPI surprise?

The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.

The US Retail Sales Update
The US Retail Sales Update

The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.

Deposit with your local payment systems

Be on top of your game

Data collection notice

FBS maintains a record of your data to run this website. By pressing the “Accept” button, you agree to our Privacy policy.


A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Next callback request for this phone number
will be available in

If you have an urgent issue please contact us via
Live chat

Internal error. Please try again later

Don’t waste your time – keep track of how NFP affects the US dollar and profit!

Beginner Forex book

Beginner Forex book will guide you through the world of trading.

Beginner Forex book

The most important things to start trading
Enter your e-mail, and we will send you a free Beginner Forex book

Thank you!

We've emailed a special link to your e-mail.
Click the link to confirm your address and get Beginner Forex book for free.

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera