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Consumer confidence recap: A rollercoaster of economic emotion

The January Consumer Confidence report is a reminder that the US economy is like a rollercoaster ride, full of ups and downs.

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January 31, 2023 11:22 AM
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Commitment of traders report (COT)

Whilst traders remain net-long the US dollar, around $7 billion of net-long exposure was unwound last week alone.

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January 29, 2023 10:02 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 15, 2023 08:57 PM

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The oldest currency still used today: the British pound sterling

The British pound has been used as England’s central currency for over a thousand years. Read about its evolution from a coin literally weighing one pound to the banknotes common today. We also rank the next three oldest major currencies: the yen, ruble and dollar.

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November 22, 2022 09:26 AM
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USD/JPY: Signs of Fed pivot or mere countertrend dip?

There’s only one problem with the Fed pivot narrative: Traders aren’t buying it (yet, at least)!

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October 5, 2022 10:30 AM
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USD/JPY: Signs of Fed pivot or mere countertrend dip?

There’s only one problem with the Fed pivot narrative: Traders aren’t buying it (yet, at least)!

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October 5, 2022 10:30 AM
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USD/JPY at 24-year highs: More to come?

The stark central bank policy divergence between the Fed and BOJ is an easy story for traders to grasp onto...

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September 6, 2022 10:48 AM
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Technical view: CAD/JPY’s rally is lagging…are we seeing a reversal?

Fundamental trends show no imminent signs of reversing, but CAD/JPY’s chart nonetheless suggests that there may be an opportunity for one or both of these currencies to reverse some of this year’s moves.

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July 28, 2022 09:36 AM
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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.

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May 30, 2022 09:00 PM
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USD/JPY: Bullish momentum has stalled, but uptrend intact until Fed blinks

Looking ahead, expectations for FOMC policy will be a major driver for USD/JPY...

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May 16, 2022 01:15 PM
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US CPI preview: Will price pressures finally start to slow?

If inflation prints at expectations, it would be the first meaningful decline in the annualized inflation rate since the depths of the COVID recession...

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May 9, 2022 10:44 AM
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USD/JPY bulls target 116.35 as Powell confirms rate hikes are coming

A war nearly 5,000 miles from Washington DC with minimal direct economic implications on the US will not deter the Fed from raising interest rates this month...

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March 2, 2022 11:01 AM
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US consumer confidence rises, inflation fears fall, USD/JPY poised to break out

The just-released Conference Board Consumer Confidence report showed the headline consumer confidence index rose to 115.8...

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December 22, 2021 10:29 AM
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Asian Open: Wall Street rises on cautions optimism

With Omicron symptoms seemingly less severe than originally feared US equity markets were higher overnight.

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December 6, 2021 04:29 PM
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European Open: Equities broadly lower, GBP/AUD breaks out

US markets are closed just after lunch today. But that is not to say it will be a dull session if price action overnight is anything to go by.

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European Open: USD/JPY breaks 115 – onwards and upwards?

Yields differentials remain favourable for the USD/JPY bull case, which finally broke above 115 for the fort time since March 2017.

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Biden re-nominates Jerome Powell to head the Fed, USD/JPY tests key resistance

In retrospect, it’s clear why Biden delayed for so long: There was little upside regardless of who he chose.

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November 22, 2021 09:33 AM

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European Open: Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations in Focus

Today’s main calendar event is the preliminary read of the University of Michigan’s consumer report, which also includes inflation expectations.

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November 12, 2021 12:48 AM
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Which is Actually Transitory: US Inflation, or Powell’s Job?

Jerome Powell is yet to be reconfirmed for a second term as Fed Chair, whilst ‘transitory’ inflation is on a tear. We’re curious to see which one will last the longest.

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Evergrande fears fade aiding USDJPY ahead of BoJ

Fears of Chinese property developer Evergrande becoming a “Lehman type” moment for markets have eased, sparking hopes of a turnaround Tuesday session in risky assets.

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September 20, 2021 09:23 PM
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Is USD/JPY finally ready to break out?

If yields continue moving lower over the next few weeks, USD/JPY should move with it

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September 14, 2021 12:08 PM
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USD/JPY at decision point after Suga resignation

USD/JPY is currently trading between tight resistance and support

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September 8, 2021 07:59 AM
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NFP early insight: Initial claims hint at upside potential for NFP…and USD/JPY

After Jackson Hole, the monthly US jobs reports may be the most important regularly-occurring economic data for traders to watch in the coming months...

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August 31, 2021 09:03 AM