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AUD/JPY and NZD/JPY looking good for longs!

AUD/JPY and NZD/JPY formed bullish engulfing candles today, trading to their highest levels since 2015.

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September 12, 2022 10:35 PM
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Could a 50-bps Fed hike (inadvertently) weigh on sentiment? AUD/JPY

As daunting as a 75-bps hike may seem, it could be argued that if they didn’t hike so aggressively today then they’re still not doing enough to fight inflation.

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June 15, 2022 05:06 AM

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June 14, 2022 09:23 PM
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European Open: The RBA opt for a nifty 50, USD/JPY breaks 132

The RBA didn’t hold back and opted for a 50-bps hike at today’s meeting, which is a first since February 2000.

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June 7, 2022 07:48 AM
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European Open: Futures point higher, AUD/JPY probes key resistance

European index futures have opened higher, suggesting sentiment remains buoyant after Friday’s rally. And that could bode well for a potential breakout on AUD/JPY.

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Soured sentiment keeps AUD/JPY on the ropes

Concerns that the US is headed for stagflation weighed on sentiment yesterday, which has placed AUD/JPY back onto our bearish watchlist.

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European Open: Bruised equity bulls look to US CPI for a reprieve

Given US indices are holding support levels after the latest selloff, a soft inflation print could be the catalyst to lift equities from their lows.

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May 11, 2022 07:06 AM

Asian Open: Keep an eye on AUD/JPY with sentiment on the back ropes

It was a volatile session for investors overnight which saw US indices trade sharply lower, with AUD/JPY showing the potential for a swing high.

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The yen, FX intervention and the BOJ’s yield curve control

The yen has been a key focal point for momentum traders during its sharp depreciation, to the extent it could risk a BOJ intervention or cancellation of their YCC target.

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Asian Open: IMF slash global growth forecasts, gold enters correction

Citing Western sanction on Russia and ‘higher for longer inflation”, the IMF cut global growth by -0.8 percentage points for 2022.

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Asian Open: Germany reconsider Russian oil embargo

Germany’s defence minister called for fresh discussions with the EU on banning Russian gas imports.


Two trades to watch: Oil, AUD/JPY

WTI oil falls as Shanghai enters lockdown. AUDJPY surges after dovish BoJ, Australian infrastructure spend.

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March 28, 2022 09:16 AM

Asian Open: Equities rally and oil plunges on hopes of fresh supply

Oil prices continued to grip sentiment (but this time to the advantage of equity traders) after UAE said they would support a production increase.

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Asian Open: Powell on board with a March hike, AUD/JPY taps YTD high

The Fed Chair told the House Financial Services Committee overnight he is on board with a 25 bps hike in two weeks.

European Open: Safe havens rise on (dubious) reports of military action

A Russian-backed news agency reported that Ukraine’s forces opened fire in Donbas, sending safe-havens higher and equity futures lower. Markets turned lower.

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February 17, 2022 06:53 AM
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Asian Open: Wall Street rallies as troops head back to the barracks

Risk appetite rebounded overnight on Russia’s claim that some troops are rebasing, even though this claim has been met with scepticism.

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February 15, 2022 10:48 PM

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Yikes for hikes if the Fed move faster than expected

What began as ‘just another ripper inflation print’ quickly turned into panic of an emergency hike from the Fed. But just how realistic is that?

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Asian Open: Sentiment lifted, AUD/JPY hints at bullish trend reversal

A lift in sentiment and weaker yen allowed several yen pairs break key levels yesterday, with AUD/JPY being one of the best performers on the day.

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February 8, 2022 11:12 PM
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Asian Open: Lagarde cools the euro, AU business confidence at 11:30

The euro’s rally was stopped in its tracks as ECB president Christine Lagarde tried to walk back her moment of hawkishness at last week’s meeting.

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S&P 500 risk-on means higher levels for yen pairs!

Will yen pairs move higher if stocks continue to move higher? Based on the daily correlation between the S&P 500 and yen pairs, it seems likely!

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December 28, 2021 05:49 PM

Risk-off returns as Moderna CEO makes glum prediction

An article in the Financial Times triggered a fresh round of selling before the European open, as Moderna’s CEO predicts vaccines will be less effective.

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Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia

Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia