Against the current: Markets slid, yet USD/JPY, EUR/NZD, USD/SGD went up and made this list of yesterday's top currencies gainers.
Leading equity indices in the US declined as AUD/USD lost 1.12% and ended the session at 0.671. After dropping 0.89%, GBP/USD closed at 1.2414.
This downslide might be related to financial indicators data published earlier as highly important Core Retail Sales data from United States beat analyst expectations of -0.3% with a reading of -0.8%.
Despite markets falling yesterday, some currencies managed to post gains. Have a look at these Top Gainers.
Dollar/Yen | Closed +0.9% at 133.75
As things stand, Dollar/Yen is 11.68% away from a significant high of 150.1, first set 5 months ago.
USD/SGD | Up 0.64% to 1.3306 yesterday
USD/SGD traded as high as 1.4379 before shedding 7.65% lower over the past six months.
+0.99%: kicking off the session at 1.7557, EUR/NZD currency pair peaks at 1.7719
With a daily low of 1.7516, EUR/NZD closed yesterday at 1.7707, after ending Thursday at 1.7533 and gaining 174 pips (0.99%).