The dollar and to a lesser extent the yen shifted higher on a bout of risk-off positioning. News that Johnson & Johnson hit the pause button on its Covid vaccine trial due to an “unexplained illness” in one of the participants was the catalyst. There are a plethora of other candidate vaccines at advanced trial stages, but the news nonetheless sparked a rush for cover before tapering off. Concerns about U.S. fiscal stimulus, or lack thereof, and about the risk of the upcoming U.S.
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