The US Nonfarm Payroll report for December is out on Friday, US time

I posted up a couple of previews ICYMthem:

Meanwhile, from JPMorgan in Tokyo (this via Bloomberg):

Expect USD/JPY to stay 112 - 113 this week

  • Says the market focus is on geopolitics over macro / US rates developmtns
  • In particular - concern over a possible missile launch by North Korea and growing tensions in the Middle East (Iran and Jerusalem) and oil price impacts
  • JPM is not expecting a strong outcome from U.S. jobs data Friday, but that should not change the Fed's monetary tightening policy

Further out:

  • Expect 111-114
  • Speculation on BOJ's new leadership expected to be a key driver of the yen over the next couple of months