FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - U.S. markets are mixed after a dip to negative territory on the back of weaker than expected U.S. Consumer confidence and manufacturing data. The Dollar has rallied across the board on risk aversion.
Dow Jones Index trades 0.7% up, while the Nasdaq Index dips 0.2% and the S&P Incdex trades 0.1% up in the first two hours of trading.
On the macroeconomic front, .S. Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index has dropped to 47.7 in October from 53.4 in September, against market expectations of a slight increase to levels around 54.6. Furthermore, Richmond Fed's manufacturing Index has dropped to 7 in October from a reading of 14 in September.
Dollar rises across the board
EUR/USD has extended its reversal from intra-day high at 1.4925 to levels below Monday's low at 1.4845 to reach a fresh 2-weeks low at 1.4785, to pick up afterwards to levels around 1.4810.
GBP/USD retreat from 1.6440 intra-day high has extended below 1.6350 on the back of weaker then expected U.S. consumer confidence index, and the Pound has reached 1.6310 support area.
USD/JPY has hold better and after a pull down from 92.10 to 91.85, the pair has bounced and is testing 92.20 resistance area at the moment of writing.