15 Mar 2019
USD/JPY is currently trading at 111.65, having tested the 200-hour moving average (MA) support of 111.49 a few minutes before press time.
The anti-risk JPY picked up a bid about 40 mins ago on reports stating that North Korea's Kim Jong Un may rethink suspension of missile launches, which was initiated last year.
USD/JPY's drop to 111.49, however, was short-lived, possibly because the news barely moved a needle on the S&P 500 futures, which are currently trading 0.25 percent higher on the day.
That said, the pair is still reporting a moderate loss on the day and is trading well below the highs near 111.90 seen earlier today. Looking forward, the focus remains on the 10-year treasury yields, which is trading at 2.64 percent at press time, having clocked a three-month low of 2.59 percent earlier this week.
The USD/JPY pair will likely revisit session highs if the 10-year yield resumes recovery.
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