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USD/JPY, Nikkei 225: Difficult to ignore the noise surrounding a BOJ early exit

Speculation surrounding the future of the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) yield curve control program continues to thwart attempts to push USD/JPY higher, combining with the threat of intervention from the BOJ to cap on rallies in the pair.

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October 23, 2023 07:22 PM

USD/JPY, Nikkei 225: Implications should the BOJ never reach escape velocity on rates

Should the BOJ fail to reach escape velocity from ultra-easy monetary policy settings, it will have implications for the Nikkei 225 and USD/JPY as we move towards 2024.

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October 11, 2023 11:09 PM

S&P 500, Nikkei 225 analysis: Can someone let the dead cat bounce out?

US bond yields pulled back to give risk assets a reprieve from their selloff on Wednesday. But with bond market implied volatility also pulling back, perhaps there's a little more room for a bounce for the Nikkei and S&P 500.

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October 4, 2023 09:48 PM

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Nikkei 225: Important day for Japanese stocks as slide stalls at key support

Nikkei 225 sits on a major support, making near-term price action potentially important for its longer-term trajectory.

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October 3, 2023 08:04 PM
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Nasdaq, Nikkei, ASX: Breaking down as the ‘bondcano’ erupts

After threatening for weeks to generate a sizeable volatility event, the combination of higher bond yields and US dollar looks to have delivered.

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September 21, 2023 10:10 PM
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Nikkei 225 breaks higher on tech gains. Nasdaq 100 next?

Given the driver of the Nikkei’s performance, keep an eye on the Nasdaq’s performance given it continues to bump up against downtrend resistance on an almost daily basis.

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September 14, 2023 01:11 AM

Nikkei 225: downside risks building as fundamentals start to turn

Japan’s Nikkei 225 appears susceptible to downside having surged to fresh multi-decade highs earlier this year.

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September 8, 2023 01:32 AM

USD/JPY breaks higher. Nikkei 225 next?

USD/JPY is breaking higher, adding to upside risks for Japanese exporter earnings.

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August 14, 2023 09:23 PM

Nikkei 225 analysis: Nikkei hits 30k following strong GDP data

A surprisingly strong GDP report for Japan saw the Nikkei 225, rise to its highest level in 20-months and tap 30k.

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May 16, 2023 09:51 PM
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Not for the first time, the BOJ spite the hype (presser pending…)

There were high expectations from the BOJ at today’s meeting, yet what they delivered was a nothing burger. That is classic BOJ!

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January 18, 2023 12:14 AM
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Index in Focus: Nikkei 225 Index

Will the BoJ act when it meets on Wednesday? Traders aren’t taking any chances and are selling the Nikkei 225 ahead of any surprises.

January 13, 2023 11:11 AM

Japan’s Inflation is doing its thing, but don’t expect the BOJ to act

Inflation rose to an 8-year high (or a 31-year high if we look past tax-hike impacts), yet its unlikely to see the BOJ shift from their ultra-dovish policy this week.


Three trades to watch (USD/CNH, Nikkei 225, China A50)

USD/CNH enjoyed its best day since the pandemic yesterday following China’s weak data, as Beijing seemingly to want to allow their currency to slide to help support the economy.

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V-bottom on Hang Seng, Dow Jones to lead the way higher?

We saw a strong finish for global equities last week, and as the Dow Jones was an outperformer during the recent turmoil, we suspect it could outperform during a recovery.

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European equities feel the weight of war

Whilst sentiment remains negative for global equities, European bourses have been the worst hit – which is likely due to the close proximity to the Ukraine crisis.

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Equity markets were rattled by Russia-Ukraine headlines

It was a volatile week of trade amidst the carnage of Russia’s invasion, of Ukraine, and traders would be wise to remain nimble as the situation remains fluid.

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Can global indices shake off last week’s losses on Biden-Putin Summit?

US equity index futures rallied on Monday following reports that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin agreed ‘in principle’ to hold a summit.

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This could be a pivotal week for Wall Street

The jury remains out as to whether gains on Wall Street are the earlier part of a bull-trend, or simply a corrective bounce of a larger, bearish move.

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Index in focus: Nikkei 225 testing key resistance zone in the mid-27,000s

After an impressive recovery through the first half of this week, the index is testing a critical technical zone in the 27,300-27,600 area - what's next?

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February 2, 2022 11:14 AM
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Global Indices: January ‘down’, 11-months to go

Global equity markets were mostly lower in January. But even the few that posted gains had to endure a white-knuckle ride along the way.

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Hang Seng scrambles for support, Nikkei hits 2-month low

Whilst both indices have fallen around -5% over the past week, the Hang Seng retains the more bullish structure of the two.

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Why the Nikkei uptrend looks set to resume

Leading the recovery in Asian stock markets yesterday, the Nikkei 225 finished the day 2.08% higher at 28517, boosted by strong gains in semiconductor stocks, including Tokyo Electron and Advantest.

December 21, 2021 07:26 PM
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Asian Open: Santa’s rally stumps its mistletoe, Nikkei bulls return

It looked like Santa’s rally was underway post-FOMC with S&P 500 futures hitting an all-time high. Until US indices handed back all gains to close lower for the day.