FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - U.S. markets are fluctuating between positive and negative levels after better than expected jobless claims figures, with investors disappointed by Wal Mart's profit outlook. The Dollar has picked up across the board.
Dow Jones Industrial Average edges down 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Index advances 0.6%, and the S&P Index sheds 0.2% in the first hour of trading.
In the macroeconomic domain, initial jobless claims have declined by 12K in the week of November 7th to 502K, well beyond the 2K decline forecasted by market analysts, while continuing claims have dropped by 139K to 5,631.000 k in the week of October 31st.
Dollar advances across the board
EUR/USD reversal from 1.5050 high on Wednesday has extended today as the pair's attempt to return above 1.5000 has been capped at 1.5015 during Asian session, and the Euro dropped all the way to levels right below 1.4900 at the moment of writing.
GBP/USD is trading in a range from 1.6525 to 1.6590 after being rejected at 1.6625 on early Asian session. On the bigger picture, the Pound continues pulling lower after its ally from 1.6260 was capped at 1.6845 on Monday.
USD/JPY has bounced up on 89.65 support area, and so far in the U.S. session, the pair, supported by jobs data, has broken above 90.245 resistance area, reaching a fresh intra-week high at 90.40.