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Forex Friday: USD/JPY, EUR/USD and GBP/USD

In this week’s edition, we discuss the dollar, pound and euro, and look forward to the big central bank meetings in the week ahead.

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Is the USD/JPY bearish move becoming ‘long’ in the tooth?

Shorting USD/JPY is not a new idea, and as the pair has erased around half of its 21-month rally, we see the potential for a bounce over the coming weeks.

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Is the USD/JPY bearish move becoming ‘long’ in the tooth?

Shorting USD/JPY is not a new idea, and as the pair has erased around half of its 21-month rally, we see the potential for a bounce over the coming weeks.

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US data dump provides little new info for the Fed

Although Durable Goods was stronger than expected, there is little to take from the other data points, as it was from so long ago.

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January 26, 2023 04:48 PM
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Two trades to watch: USD/JPY, DAX

USDJPY falls ahead of US GDP data. DAX rises on hopes of a soft landing.

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January 26, 2023 08:14 AM
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Technical Tuesday: Russell and USD/JPY

In this edition, we are getting technical on the small cap Russell 2000 index and the USD/JPY.

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Yen pairs take back losses after dovish Kuroda comments

Despite a stong CPI, BoJ Governor Kuroda continued with dovish comments regarding Monetary Policy.

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January 20, 2023 03:58 PM
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Implied volatility screams higher ahead of tomorrow’s BOJ meeting

Overnight implied volatility for yen pairs have risen to their highest level since Brexit, on the eve of tomorrow’s highly anticipated BOJ meeting.

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January 17, 2023 12:08 PM
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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 16, 2023 01:57 AM
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Yen gaining on speculation of BoJ action next week

At the December BoJ meeting, traders were caught offsides. They won’t let that happen again!

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January 12, 2023 07:46 PM
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US CPI Preview: Will lower inflation data cause the Fed to pause?

Inflation has been trending lower since the summer, but will it continue?

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January 10, 2023 04:00 PM
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ADP Employment Change stronger than expected; lifts USD/JPY

Good news from the jobs front has sent the US Dollar higher in anticipation of a more hawkish Fed. USD/JPY has followed right along with it.

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January 5, 2023 04:53 PM
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The yen continues to rise as traders bet on BOJ policy shift

The yen was the strongest currency overnight as traders reacted to weak manufacturing PMI data over the weekend, and the potential for the BOJ to adjust their policy.

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January 3, 2023 04:13 AM
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BOJ surprise could be the “beginning of the end” for QE

Was this a one-off move or was this the beginning of something more to come down the road?

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December 20, 2022 04:28 PM
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The yen is aggressively stronger following the BOJ’s YCC announcement

A sleepy session in Asia has been rudely awoken from is lull on the news that the BOJ will review their YCC (yield curve control), sending the Japanese yen sharply higher across the board.

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December 20, 2022 04:31 AM
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What to make of December’s FOMC meeting?

If markets don’t care about what Powell has to say about interest rates, the next place to turn its attention to may be growth and the outlook for a possible recession in 2023!

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December 14, 2022 09:30 PM
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Two trades to watch: FTSE, USD/JPY

FTSE falls despite inflation ticking lower. USD/JPY falls ahead of the Federal Reserve rate decision.

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December 14, 2022 08:20 AM

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European Open: Equities and oil rise on China reopening, US CPI in focus

Sentiment was given another boost ahead of today’s US CPI report with China continuing to scale back restrictions and suggesting international travel could be on the horizon.

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December 13, 2022 05:34 AM
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November US PPI comes in hot. Will it matter to the Fed?

Although it had an immediate impact on the markets once it was released, the PPI print alone shouldn’t have too much influence on the FOMC decision.

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December 9, 2022 04:21 PM
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USD/JPY: Dollar likely to rebound again

USD/JPY is one of the more interesting pairs to watch in this data-light session, as it tests a key support level.

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December 6, 2022 01:00 PM
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Non-farm Payrolls stronger than expected. Does that change the Fed’s plan?

Chances are that Powell and gang stick to the plan and only hike 50bps. However, that’s not to say that they can’t increase rates later if they deem it necessary.

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December 2, 2022 04:04 PM

Two trades to watch: DAX, USD/JPY

DAX rallies post-Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech. USD/JPY falls to a 3-month low ahead of core-PCE.

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December 1, 2022 08:24 AM
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November 30, 2022 09:01 PM