FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - U.S. markets are mixed at opening times with financials weighing as earnings by JP Morgan Chase came below expectations. Dollar and Yen are trading higher with the Euro dropping sharply.
Dow Jones Industrials drops 0.3%, while the S&P Index declines 0.6% down and the Nasdaq trades another 0.6% down after a slightly positive opening on the back of upbeat quarterly earnings by Intel.
On the macroeconomic domain, NY Fed manufacturing Index has soared to 15.95 points in January from 4.50 in December, beating expert's expectations of an increase to a level around 11.4.
Furthermore, U.S. CPI and the core CPI have both edged up 0.1%, in December, and Industrial Production rose 0.6% in December, while Capacity utilization rose 0.5% to 72%.
Dollar and Yen strengthen
EUR/USD has dropped from 1.4510 high on early Asian session, extending its decline from Thursday's high at 1.4555 to intra-week low at 1.4360 before bouncing up to levels right below 1.4400 at the moment of writing.
GBP/USD rally from 1.5895 area last week reached a fresh 4-week high on Asian session at 1.6350, to pull back to 1.6265 low on European session, and pick up to 1.6300 area at the moment of writing.
USD/JPY decline from Thursday's high at 92.05 has found support at 90.60, fresh 3-weeks low and the Dollar is picking up auead of the Wall Street opening, reaching levels around 91.15 at te moment of writing.