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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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BOJ can talk the talk, but can it walk the walk?

The BOJ meets next week. Watch for the central bank to use additional tools to try and strengthen the Yen.

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September 14, 2022 02:55 PM
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4 reasons USD/JPY could keep rallying through its 4-year highs

There are (at least) four reasons that USD/JPY could continue to rally through resistance to new highs...

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October 21, 2021 12:56 PM

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Japan poised to swear in a new PM as GBP/JPY approaches key support

FX traders seem cautiously optimistic on Kishida’s potential impact on the yen

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September 29, 2021 07:25 PM

Weekly COTS Report - 18th March 2019

A summary of the weekly Commitment of Traders Report (COTS) from CFTC to show market positioning among large speculators.

AUD/JPY: The FX-Stock Market Correlation Play

One of the first things that new traders to the FX markets learn is that many currencies are correlated with other markets. For instance, the close relationship between oil and the Canadian dollar or certain metals and the Australian dollar are intuitive given the importance of exporting those commodities for the Canadian and Australian economies.

USD/JPY: Signs of a Top Off Key 114.50 Resistance Level

As US traders return to their desks after yesterday’s bank holiday, we’re seeing a bit of a “Turnaround Tuesday” emerge in the FX market, with the US dollar falling against all of its major rivals after showing relative strength in yesterday’s trade (see “Dollar Index Holding Above Key Area in the Mid-95.00s” for more).

AUD/JPY: How FX traders will know that the “trade war” has started in earnest

Another day, another round of trade war tweets drawing the attention of traders.

EUR/JPY tumbles to key support as Italy’s political worries intensify

As concerns over Italy’s political turmoil intensified on Tuesday and Italian debt risks continued to rise sharply, equity markets were pummeled on the increasing likelihood of political and economic instability in the eurozone.

USD/JPY extends breakdown on dovish Fed, heightened geopolitical tensions

USD/JPY continued to breakdown on Thursday as the US dollar came under some pressure after Wednesday’s release of dovish-leaning minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting, and the safe-haven Japanese yen received a boost on heightened geopolitical tensions.

Euro and Japan GDP poised to move EUR/JPY

With quarterly GDP readings scheduled to be released from both the euro area and Japan this week, currency market focus has shifted in part towards EUR/JPY – one of the most widely traded of the major non-USD crosses.

Week Ahead: Jobs and GDP in focus

The primary market themes for the past week have been weaker-than-expected inflation pressures, a surge in the energy sector due in part to a planned US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and a partial reduction in geopolitical risk concerns due to North Korea’s apparent display of cooperation in releasing hostages ahead of US/NK June talks.

USD/JPY resumes climb as markets embrace risk

Although the US dollar was flat-to-lower overall on Wednesday, USD/JPY saw a strong surge as the Japanese yen fell broadly and sharply on higher risk appetite.

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.

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.

Safe-havens surge as fear grips global markets

Market volatility surged sharply yet again on Thursday as equities tumbled on political concerns and fears of a potentially escalating global trade war.

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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.

Could a hawkish Fed stem US dollar weakness?

As US Treasury yields remained elevated on Tuesday, continuing to pressure equities while largely failing to sustain Monday’s short-lived boost for the US dollar, markets were preparing for the highly anticipated Federal Reserve rate decision scheduled to be released on Wednesday.

USD/JPY breakdown amid Davos meetings opens path to lower lows

As the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland stretched into its second day of meetings and speeches on Wednesday, the US dollar’s persistent weakness was extended, pushing the US dollar index to new lows well below the 90.00 handle and EUR/USD up to new highs above 1.2400.

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.

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.