- USD/JPY back into negative territory after a spike following US data.
- US PMI S&P Global recovers in January, still below 50.
- US Dollar weakens during the American session amid risk appetite.
The USD/JPY spiked to 131.21, following the release of US economic data but then pulled back toward 130.00 as stocks turned positive on Wall Street. The improvement in risk sentiment weighed on the US dollar.
Data released on Tuesday showed the PMI S&P Global Manufacturing rose in January according to preliminary numbers from 46.2 to 46.8, above the 46.1 of market consensus. The Service index climbed from 44.7 to 46.6, surpassing expectations of 44.5. Immediately after the release, the US dollar peaked but only to retreat later.
In Wall Street, after a negative opening main indexes are flat. Risk appetite and a retreat in US yields pushed USD/JPY to the downside. The pair is testing levels under 130.00, looking at the daily low it hit on Asian hours at 129.72.
Again, the 20-day Simple Moving Average, currently at 130.90, capped the upside. The main trend is bearish although in the short term, the Dollar is correcting higher. It continues to be unable to hold above 131.00. If it manages to do so, a deeper recovery seems likely.