The U.S. dollar advanced on Monday, rallying against the Japanese yen in particular as concerns over North Korea abated and traders looked ahead to the meeting this week of Federal Reserve policy makers.
The dollar rose the most against the yen USDJPY, +0.50% fetching ¥111.47, compared with ¥110.83 late Friday in New York. That was the highest yen level for the greenback since late July, according to FactSet data.
Meanwhile, the ICE Dollar Index DXY, -0.01% that measures the greenback against six of its rivals, rose 0.1% to 92.926, on track to break a two-session losing run.
The move out of the Japanese currency—considered a haven asset—came as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea were seen as easing over the weekend with no new aggressions from the isolated regime.
Still, the tensions with Pyongyang could easily make headlines again as the week goes on, as the United Nations General Assembly is set to meet today.