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USD/JPY falls ahead of BoJ and Fed policy meetings

January 30, 2017 3:15 PM
USD/JPY dropped back below 114.00 as the Japanese yen surged on Monday, ahead of the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) monetary policy decision and statement scheduled for early Tuesday in Japan.

DAX finally breaks out of consolidation!

August 9, 2016 6:30 AM
European stocks have started Tuesday’s session on the front foot after a lacklustre performance on Monday. Sentiment remains upbeat for global equities mainly because of the actions of central banks, rebounding oil prices and the mostly better-than-expected US corporate earnings results.

USD/JPY drop compounds BOJ’s dilemma, bears gunning for 1.10?

February 23, 2016 9:00 AM
<p>It’s been a rough month for the Bank of Japan. In an effort to inject some much-needed inflationary pressures into the world’s third-largest economy, Japan’s central bank opted to join the negative interest rate club in late January, likely anticipating that it would lead to continued to depreciation in the Japanese yen as a side benefit. As it t...

USD/JPY: The short half-life of the BOJ’s radioactive negative interest rate decision

February 3, 2016 10:50 AM
<p>According to Wikipedia, Hydrogen-7 is the radioactive isotope with the shortest half-life at about 21 yoctoseconds (10<sup>-24</sup> seconds). Of course, nothing in financial markets moves <i>quite</i> that fast (despite the best efforts of some algorithms), but the half-life of <a href="