US Nonfarm Payrolls Report Sends Japanese Yen Lower - Why?

A stronger-than-expected US Nonfarm Payrolls report has forced a noteworthy pullback in the Japanese Yen, as the safe-haven currency fell sharply on impressive rallies in the S&P 500 and other risky asset classes. Indeed, rolling correlations between the Japanese Yen and the S&P currently trade near all-time highs—emphasizing FX market sensitivity to risk sentiment.

Reactions out of the Canadian Dollar/Japanese Yen currency pair only emphasize this point; despite disappointing Canadian employment figures, the CADJPY trades sharply higher on the morning’s trade.

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Forex Correlations Summary

Forex correlations against Oil, Gold, and the Dow Jones Industrials Average for the past 30 calendar days:

Written by David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist for
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