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EUR/AUD, GBP/AUD, AUD JPY: Softer US dollar has the Aussie looking constructive against the crosses

While AUD/USD has yet to break the downtrend running from early 2022, the reprieve against the dollar has it looking more constructive against the crosses, especially the euro and Japanese yen having broken key levels on the weekly charts.

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December 1, 2023 12:43 AM
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USD/JPY, VIX, S&P 500, WTI, gold: Commitment of traders report (COT)

Open interest has fallen notably on USD/JPY since its failed ‘bid’ for spot prices to break and hold above 150. And that further suggests a glass ceiling for prices. Japanese yen futures also saw grow longs increase by 19.6%, although traders remained heavily net-short.

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USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY: Pullbacks Ahead of the BoJ

It’s been a big week for global markets and it’s not over yet, with the Bank of Japan rate decision scheduled for later today.

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Japanese Yen Analysis: USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, and GBP/JPY Bullish Outlooks Under Threat

With EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY testing critical support, price action over the next 30 hours will go a long way toward determining if the year-to-date trends extend or end from here...


USD/JPY Breakout Continues as EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY Stall

The USD/JPY breakout has continued even after an intervention threat, but both EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY have shown stall in those bullish trends over the past month, raising questions of reversal potential.


USD/JPY: BOJ intervention risk escalates but will it actually work?

Japanese officials are threatening to intervene in FX markets again, prompted by the USD/JPY surging over 2% since the start of September.

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September 5, 2023 08:28 PM

USD/JPY: BOJ quest for sustained inflation has a long way to go

Japan’s export sector is benefitting from the weaker JPY but that’s not flowing through to the broader economy yet.

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September 4, 2023 09:42 PM

USD/JPY: BOJ FX intervention may be ineffectual

Another way to support the Japanese yen may be for the BOJ to stop intervening in markets.

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August 16, 2023 08:56 PM
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Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USD/JPY Recoils Back Below 140

The trend in USD/JPY has started to bend and the dip in US Treasury Yields has been notable, but is there also anticipation of change around the Bank of Japan?

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May 31, 2023 04:13 PM
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Japanese yen analysis: USD/JPY uptrend intact as bulls eye 138.00

USD/JPY remains in an uptrend after testing rising trend line support and the 50-day EMA midway through last week.


Yen outlook: The BOJ tease yen traders with policy shift

BOJ governor Ueda said that the central bank could cancel YCC and shrink their balance sheet, if their price targets are met in a 'sustainable, stable manner'.

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May 8, 2023 11:27 PM
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US rates pullback, JPY jumps as focus shifts to the Fed

The Japanese Yen jumped as gold prices gained and stocks pulled back, with markets preparing for tomorrow’s FOMC rate decision amidst an injection of fear from banking.

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Japanese Yen analysis: USD/JPY’s big bearish reversal ahead of the Fed

See why the Japanese yen could be the big beneficiary from a bout of risk aversion stemming from concerns about the US financial system.

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May 2, 2023 03:31 PM
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Japanese Yen price action into Q2: USD/JPY key support test

While USD/JPY was strong for much of Q1, holding onto a net gain for the quarter, the bigger issue for Q2 may emanate from the fundamental side of the equation as US rates continue to fall.

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April 5, 2023 01:17 PM

Japanese yen analysis: USD/JPY breaks out despite bearish seasonality

USD/JPY's price action this week is providing a strong signal given the yen's usually bullish seasonal backdrop.

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March 29, 2023 11:06 AM
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JPY Jumps, US Rates Snap Back - Bank Run Fears Drive Risk Aversion

It was a weekend of worry as the US banking sector is at the center of a risk aversion move in global markets. Regulators have started to step-in, but is it enough, and what might happen from here?

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March 13, 2023 12:10 PM
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Japanese yen weakness drives: USD/JPY EUR/JPY GBP/JPY

Japanese Yen weakness has re-appeared in Q1 trade, begging the question as to whether another major trend is brewing in the Yen.

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February 27, 2023 11:28 AM

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Fiat Money: What is a Fiat Currency?

A fiat currency is a monetary instrument backed by a national government like the British pound or Canadian dollar. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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February 17, 2023 11:05 AM

European Open: Can Swiss inflation turn up the heat for SNB? (USD/JPY, CHF/JPY)

Swiss inflation kicks of economic data today, where a hot print could increase expectations of another 50bp hike from the SNB.

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February 12, 2023 11:53 PM

US CPI preview: Disinflation has begun, but will it be fast enough for the Fed?

The US CPI report is now THE single economic release with the largest expected market movement, so traders should absolutely have this release marked with the bullet on their calendars.

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February 10, 2023 09:41 AM

Consumer confidence recap: A rollercoaster of economic emotion

The January Consumer Confidence report is a reminder that the US economy is like a rollercoaster ride, full of ups and downs.

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January 31, 2023 11:22 AM

Japan’s PPI rips higher ahead of this week’s BOJ meeting and inflation report

Speculation that the BOJ will be forced to step away from their ultra-loose monetary policy has only intensified with producer prices reverting back to double digits.

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January 15, 2023 08:57 PM
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What is the oldest currency in the world?

The British pound has been used as England’s central currency for over a thousand years. Read about its evolution from a coin literally weighing one pound to the banknotes common today. We also rank the next three oldest major currencies: the yen, ruble and dollar.