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USD/JPY lifts above 150 as JOLTS openings rise more than expected

Ahead of the latest US JOLTS, job openings data the dollar was slipping back. A little earlier this afternoon, the further rise in US yields had lifted the USD/JPY very close to the extremely important 150 handle. The high seen then was set at 149.98. It was backing down ahead of this JOLTS data, as the GBP/USD and EUR/USD rebounded for the third time today. The JOLTS data has just been released and it was higher than forecast and that has sent the dollar jump back up and US stocks have fallen back down. The JOLTS data revealed a rise to 9.6 million in the number of job openings from the forecast of around 8.8 million. The USD/JPY rose above 150 on this news. It is currently trading at 150.05

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