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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.

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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.

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 04:14 PM
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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.

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December 22, 2021 12:26 AM
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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.

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Omicron, Apple, Tapering - What next for the Nikkei?

The reappointment of Fed Chair Powell two weeks ago was meant to be about keeping the status quo. A move that removed uncertainty, to allow risk assets to carry on their rally into year-end.

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December 2, 2021 03:54 AM
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Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia

Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia

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Asian Open: China Data Dump at 13:00, Nikkei 225 Rallies From 29k

It’s quite a busy calendar in today’s Asian session with Japan’s GDP report scheduled for 10:50 AEDT and then a data dump from China at 13:00.

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November 14, 2021 09:10 PM
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Its election day in Japan - what does it mean for USDJPY and the Nikkei?

With just two trading days left to go, September has lived up to its reputation of being the weakest month of the year for U.S. equities buffered by a series of volatility triggers.

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September 28, 2021 11:15 PM

Asian Open: Appetite for Risk is Back on The Menu

Markets exhibited classic risk-on patterns overnight as traders absorbed the FOMC meeting and the latest round of economic data.

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September 23, 2021 07:34 PM

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Nikkei target reached - rebuy dips

While other global equity markets have wobbled nervously during the first two weeks of September, the Nikkei cash index has rallied to levels last seen almost three decades ago.

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September 14, 2021 11:54 PM
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Nikkei tops 30000 as China trade data beats expectations

In the absence of an overnight lead from Wall Street, the Nikkei traded above 30,000 this morning for the first time since April, extending last week’s rally that followed news of Prime Minister Suga’s resignation.

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September 7, 2021 03:25 AM
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Asian Open: Nikkei Reverts to Trend

The resignation of Japan’s PM, Yoshihide Suga, resulted in a prompt rally above trend resistance, which suggests it’s multi-month correction has come to an end.

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September 5, 2021 07:24 PM
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Nikkei rips higher despite softer China data

While end-of-month flows may have played a part, risk assets have performed very well today during the Asian time zone, led by the Nikkei, despite mixed PMI data from China.

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August 31, 2021 04:33 AM
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Nikkei slumps despite Japanese GDP rebound

The feel-good end to last week that helped the S&P500 finish at a record high for the 48th time this year, albeit on the lightest trading volume of the year, has failed to carry over into the start of the new week.

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August 16, 2021 02:23 AM
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Summer 2020 Olympics kick off! What does it mean for the Nikkei 225 Index?

What if the Olympics turn into a coronavirus super-spreader in Japan?

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July 23, 2021 01:00 PM