The dollar managed to strengthen against the major currencies in yesterday's trades. Earlier there was a multidirectional trend on the Forex market. The pair EUR/USD was in demand during the day amid the short positions profit taking. There was any important macroeconomic statistics as a result there was quite a weak trade. The pair broke through the level of 1.2200.
The pair GBP/USD was under pressure during the day. The bond market dynamics again showed the US and the UK negative bond yields expansion that with the cross-rate euro/pound growth encouraged bears for short positions opening.
The world's leading stock markets have entered the final Christmas rally phase that supported the demand for the pair USD/JPY during the day. The United States issued the November secondary market home sales negative release, still it could not encourage bears for short positions opening, pointing out to the lack of demand for "safe" yen from the financial institutions.