Against the current: Markets are down, yet USD/JPY, GBP/JPY, EUR/JPY go up and make this list of top gainers.
The leading indices were losing ground — AUD/USD trades at 0.6586 after losing 0.68%. EUR/USD drawing back 0.43% to 1.0983.
This downslide might be related to financial indicators data published earlier as United States Pending Home Sales published yesterday at 14:00 UTC came out at -5.2%, falling short of the 0.5% projections and continuing its decline from the previous 0.8% figure.
Though markets had an unsatisfactory day yesterday, some currencies manage to recover as Top Gainers. Take a look:
+1.61%: kicking off the session at 133.93, Dollar/Yen currency pair peaks at 136.18
Dollar/Yen spikes to 136.05 gaining 215 pips.
Pound-Yen | +1.4% in mid-session
Pound-Yen reached 169.66, breaking a 4 months record. Later, it lost 17 pips and is now trading at 169.48. Pound-Yen is now trading 15.59% away from its significant low of 144.6 first tested 6 months ago.
+1.19%: bullish currency pair Euro-Yen runs out of steam at 149.59; currently at 149.34
As the session continues, it seems to maintain one direction — Euro-Yen spikes to 149.34, climbing by 175 pips.