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Japan’s inflation hits a 7.5 year high – but will the BOJ act?
Inflation continues to rise in Japan, albeit at a much slower pace than its peers. But we don’t expect a rate hike any time soon.
The yen falls with soft industrial output, USD/JPY eyes 129
Weak industrial data for Japan, hawkish comments from the Fed’s Waller and increased appetite for risk has seen the yen weaken in today’s Asian session.
USD/JPY Testing Key Resistance at 108.10 Following Another $1T+ Japanese Stimulus Package
During today’s Asian session, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet approved another ¥117T (USD $1.1T) stimulus package...
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Japan: Trillions of yens
The Japanese government is said to finalize a fresh Y100 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Japan: Better machinery orders than expected
Japan's core machinery orders slid only 0.4% on month in March. Balance of Trade will be released tomorrow.
BoJ may take additional easing measures
Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda declared he will not hesitate to take additional easing measures if necessary.
Falling Japanese Sales
Japan is suffering from social distancing measures as Japanese Nationwide Department Sales fell 33.4%
For What It’s Worth, BOJ is Ready to Go Next Week
Although the BOJ is ready to provide more stimulus, it’s not likely to have an affect on yen.
CAD/JPY: “Ground Zero” for Coronavirus and the Oil War
The value of the entire Canadian economy has fallen by more than 10% against Japan’s in a little over two weeks
Japan Economic Data will be Watched by “Everyone”
If the data is poor again, we may see more Japanese official buying.
Worries of Coronavirus Plague World Markets
With new Coronavirus cases in Italy, fears are spreading that the virus may move further into Europe.
Where does the Bid End for USD/JPY?
USD/JPY is up over 200 pips since Tuesday, crossing above 112.00 during European hours.
JPY on the Move
Look for confirmation in other correlated asset classes to determine if the move is “real”.
USD/JPY Unaffected by Terrible GDP
The GDP data out of Japan earlier during Asian hours was nothing short of awful.
Yen Demand Subsides And Key Levels Hold (For Now)
Whilst tensions can flare again at any moment, here are three yen pairs worth keeping an eye on from a technical standpoint.
BOJ Preview: Expectations, Forward Returns And Some Charts! | USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, NZD/JPY
With action finally expected from BOJ, it should create volatility for traders regardless of whether they act or not.
Market Brief: Manic Monday feared post Super Saturday
Investors are avoiding major moves ahead of Saturday’s momentous risk event
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S&P500 Eyes Record Highs, Nikkei Appears Less Confident
Trade tensions are thawing, Trump and Xi are besties again, and risk appetite is being allowed to blossom as a result.
The Yield Spread Albatross Around USD/JPY's Neck
While there are other factors at play, the current yield spread is more indicative of a USD/JPY rate near the December “flash crash” lows in the 105.00 range than the current level around 108.00...