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USD/JPY may follow Nikkei’s big breakout after Japanese elections

October 20, 2017 8:11 AM
Underscoring investors’ insatiable appetite for risk, Japan’s main Nikkei index rose for the 14th consecutive day, which was one the longest winning streaks ever recorded. The USD/JPY, which tends to rise and fall in tandem with stocks, also gained ground, helping the Dollar Index to break its two-day losing streak.

Market Review & Outlook: Stimulus Talk Moves Markets

July 15, 2016 1:50 PM
With central banks in renewed stimulus mode and market concerns over Brexit consequences having increasingly faded into the background, this past week has largely been one of expanded risk appetite for global financial markets.

Nikkei: Will the BOJ come to the rescue?

January 28, 2016 2:38 PM
<p>Global equities and crude oil prices have endured another wild session today, with both assets moving more or less in tune with one another. Oil prices have been pushing higher in recent days on speculation about Russia meeting with the OPEC to discuss a possible cut in oil production in an effort to shore up prices.  Today, both Brent and WTI pr...

USD/JPY bouncing, but skepticism remains below 118.60 barrier

January 14, 2016 3:00 PM
<p>Earlier today, my colleague Fawad Razaqzada <a href="">discussed the Nikkei 225</a> and whether Japan’s most widely-followed stock market index was forming a double bottom or merely seeing an oversold bounce. While the correlation is not perf...

Nikkei: double bottom reversal or just an oversold bounce?

January 14, 2016 1:25 PM
<p>As we reported earlier today, crude oil is currently driving almost everything at the moment. In particular, it has been correlating positively with the equity markets due to oil’s obvious impact on the energy stocks. So, when oil prices bounced back from the key $30 handle today, the severely oversold energy stocks jumped and global indices and ...