During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
Yen declines after NKorea missile test
On Wednesday, the Japanese yen traded modernly weaker in Asia, as a medium-range ballistic missile test by North Korea ahead of an upcoming summit between American President Donald Trump as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping rattled nerves. Additionally, financial markets looked ahead to American jobs data to set the overall tone.
The currency pair USD/JPY hit 110.78, adding 0.03%, AUD/USD reached 0.7571, inching up 0.08%.
The US dollar index, measuring the US dollar’s strength against a basket of six crucial rivals, slid 0.04%, getting to 100.38.
Overnight, the greenback traded higher against a basket of key currencies, following the publication of positive American trade data, while traders shifted focus to the Trump-Xi gathering.
In America, on Tuesday, the Commerce Department told that the trade deficit tumbled by 9.6% to $43.6 billion. As for January's trade deficit, it was revised from $48.5 billion down to $48.2 billion.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
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