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Is Sentiment About To Crack?

With US treasury yields starting to turn lower, just as the S&P500 hesitate at critical highs, we take a look at the bigger picture to see if sentiment could be about to turn for the worst.

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

According to Wikipedia, Hydrogen-7 is the radioactive isotope with the shortest half-life at about 21 yoctoseconds (10-24 seconds). Of course, nothing in financial markets moves quite that fast (despite the best efforts of some algorithms), but the half-life of Friday’s surprise BOJ interest rate cut has been shockingingly short, even by 2016’s fast-moving market’s standards.

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