FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - U.S. stock markets have opened Thursday's session in a moderate sell note, weighed by materials and energy stocks, while in FX markets Dollar rally seen during European session has stalled after the release of Jobless claims figures.
Dow Jones Industrials Index dips 0.45%, while the Nasdaq Index sheds 0.31% and the S&P Index drops 0.3%in the first hour of trading.
On the Macroeconomic side, U.S. Initial Jobless claims increased by 1,000 in the week of January 2, below market expectations 8,000 increase, with the four-week moving average, which erases stationary influences, declined for its 18th consecutive week.
Dollar rally stalls after Jobless claims
EUR/USD decline from 1.4445 high has found support at 1.4300, and the pair has entered into a rangebound channel between 1.4300 low and 1.4350 on the upside. At the moment, the pair trades at 1.4320; 0.61% below the day's opening price action.
GBP/USD drop from 1.6060 session high has hold at 1.5895, intra-week low, and bearish pressure has lost strength as the pair bounced up to levels above 1.5900, although sellers capped the following recovery attempt at 1.5955 area. At the moment, the pair trades at 1.5925, 0.60% below its opening price.
USD/JPY rally from from session low at 92.10 has halted at 93.40, and the Dollar has pulled back after claims data, reaching levels right below 93.00, to consolidate between 93.00 and 93.40 on early U.S.