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Yen surges on US warnings against Japanese intervention

May 23, 2016 3:10 PM
<p>During the gathering of central bankers and finance ministers at the G7 meetings in Japan on Saturday, the US reiterated warnings to its host against intervening to weaken the yen. In the weeks prior to the meetings, Japanese officials had been issuing an intensifying stream of intervention rhetoric attempting to justify Japan’s readiness and wil...

USD/JPY: Things could get hairy if 111.00 support gives way

March 21, 2016 8:45 AM
<p>Markets are off to a ponderous start to the week as theres been essentially no new data to digest over the weekend. Global equities, fixed income, and currencies are all essentially unchanged across the board and with no major economic releases on tap for today’s US session (beyond the second-tier Existing Home Sales report at 14:00 GMT), the slo...

USD/CHF hits a 5-month low as the SNB stands pat

March 17, 2016 12:05 PM
<p>At the start of the week, <a href="">we highlighted today’s Swiss National Bank meeting</a> as a potential under-the-radar event risk that many traders were overlooking. As we suspected, the central bank did not make any changes to monetary p...

USD/JPY drop compounds BOJ’s dilemma, bears gunning for 1.10?

February 23, 2016 9:00 AM
<p>It’s been a rough month for the Bank of Japan. In an effort to inject some much-needed inflationary pressures into the world’s third-largest economy, Japan’s central bank opted to join the negative interest rate club in late January, likely anticipating that it would lead to continued to depreciation in the Japanese yen as a side benefit. As it t...

USD/JPY caught in central bank crosswinds, BOJ on intervention watch

February 10, 2016 10:10 AM
<p>It’s been a busy day so far for central bankers, especially in Japan and the US. As <a href="">we noted on Monday</a>, the yen has seen massive safe haven / carry trade unwinding flows over the last two weeks, and as a result, USD/JPY is now ...