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Incoming BOJ governor Ueda tips his hat to ultra-loose policy

There have been high hopes that Ueda will bring a hawkish twist to the BOJ, but early remarks in his confirmation speech say anything but.

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February 23, 2023 08:20 PM
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USD/JPY: Christmas week recovery rally may soon stall out

Given the confluence of resistance levels and general low-interest trading environment ahead of year-end, it would be logical for the USD/JPY’s corrective rally to reverse ahead of the weekend...

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Japan’s inflation hits the ‘40-year high’ club

Japan, long known for their lack of inflation, has just seen consumer prices rise to their highest levels since 1982.

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November 17, 2022 08:11 PM

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USD/JPY dives but is government intervention effective?

Is the BoJ undoing the government’s attempt to shore up the yen?

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Yen in focus ahead of BoJ

As pressure mounts on BoJ to control yields, will we see a surprise policy response or perhaps government intervention?

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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

NZD/JPY: Signs the Big Bearish Trend is Reversing?

Yesterday, we highlighted the upcoming BOJ meeting and its possible impact on GBP/JPY (see “Will the BOJ Bring a Trick or a Treat for GBP/JPY?”), but NZD/JPY is also at an interesting technical juncture.

Will the BOJ Bring a Trick or a Treat for GBP/JPY?

Kicking off the busy turn-of-the-month week for economic data, the Bank of Japan will conclude its monetary policy meeting early in Wednesday’s Asian session.

EUR/JPY Nonplussed by BOJ, On the Verge of a Big Break Above 1.3200 Resistance

There was a central bank meeting today, but you’d be excused for not noticing.

USD/JPY: Two tweaks the BOJ could make tonight

As my colleague Fawad Razaqzada noted on Friday, this week promises to be an interesting one for FX traders, with the Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Federal Reserve all set to meet, in addition to the always-noteworthy monthly Non-Farm Payrolls report on Friday.

Super Week Ahead: BOE, BOJ, FED and NFP

It has been quite rare to associate the word ‘interesting’ when it comes to the recent Bank of Japan and Bank of England policy decisions, but the outcome of these meetings could turn out to be just that.

Gold faces key test amid central bank meetings

Gold faces an important few days as three major central banks announce their respective policy decisions. All bar one is expected to make a rate change and that’s the Federal Reserve today.

EUR/JPY drops to key support post ECB and ahead of BOJ

Following the conclusion of the ECB’s press conference earlier today, the euro gave up its entire gains before breaking down to head lower across the board.

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April 26, 2018 09:25 AM

USD/JPY sustains breakout climb ahead of Bank of Japan

The yen has weakened across the board in the past month, falling against both the euro and US dollar. The yen has fallen especially quickly against the sharply rebounding dollar, boosting USD/JPY well above key previous resistance around 108.00 this past week.

EUR/JPY in focus ahead of central bank decisions

With both the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan (BoJ) issuing monetary policy decisions this week, the EUR/JPY currency pair will clearly be a center of focus for FX traders.

Week Ahead: ECB and BoJ in Focus

The past week has seen a sharp rise in US Treasury yields, which has helped to fuel a US dollar rebound as well as place renewed pressure on recently rallying equity markets.

Week Ahead: Italian Election, Central Banks, and US Jobs in Focus

Two primary catalysts for the return of sharply elevated market volatility emanated from the U.S. – Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s hawkish testimony in front of the US Congress, and US President Trump’s announcement regarding sizeable import tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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GBP/JPY: one to watch

Like the cable, the GBP/JPY has also rallied sharply into its own corresponding pre-Brexit resistance level of 155.00. But unlike the cable, which managed to bounce back during the European session, the GBP/JPY has remained low.

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January 23, 2018 07:25 AM

EUR/JPY in focus ahead of BoJ, ECB

The Bank of Japan and European Central Bank are both scheduled to announce their latest monetary policy decisions this week – on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. EUR/JPY will therefore be a logical focus of currency markets this week just as global central bankers, finance ministers, top government officials and business leaders will meet in Davos, Switzerland for the highly anticipated World Economic Forum.

US dollar down on government shutdown, but could it rebound anyway?

The market’s main focus remains fixated on developments in Washington.

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January 22, 2018 03:06 AM

The Week Ahead: Key Central Bank Decisions (BoJ, ECB) in Focus

The week ahead will likely feature heightened volatility for currency markets, depending in part on developments in US government efforts to avert a shutdown, as well as two major central bank decisions.

USD/JPY plunge hesitates at major price level ahead of Bank of Japan decision

For the second day in a row, the heavily-battered US dollar index showed signs of rebounding and rallying from extreme lows early in the day, only to pare those gains and dip into negative territory further into the trading day.

GBP/JPY rally may accelerate on widening rate differential between UK, Japan

If the pound is going to stay strong in the short-term then its best bet would be against her weaker rivals – currencies where the central bank is still dovish. Thus, the GBP/JPY stands ready to benefit as the interest rate differential – or expectations thereof – between Japan and the UK widens.