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Not for the first time, the BOJ spite the hype (presser pending…)

There were high expectations from the BOJ at today’s meeting, yet what they delivered was a nothing burger. That is classic BOJ!

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January 18, 2023 06:14 AM
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Implied volatility screams higher ahead of tomorrow’s BOJ meeting

Overnight implied volatility for yen pairs have risen to their highest level since Brexit, on the eve of tomorrow’s highly anticipated BOJ meeting.

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January 17, 2023 01:08 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 16, 2023 02:57 AM

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Index in Focus: Nikkei 225 Index

Will the BoJ act when it meets on Wednesday? Traders aren’t taking any chances and are selling the Nikkei 225 ahead of any surprises.

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Yen gaining on speculation of BoJ action next week

At the December BoJ meeting, traders were caught offsides. They won’t let that happen again!

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January 12, 2023 08:46 PM
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BOJ surprise could be the “beginning of the end” for QE

Was this a one-off move or was this the beginning of something more to come down the road?

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December 20, 2022 05:28 PM
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The yen is aggressively stronger following the BOJ’s YCC announcement

A sleepy session in Asia has been rudely awoken from is lull on the news that the BOJ will review their YCC (yield curve control), sending the Japanese yen sharply higher across the board.

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December 20, 2022 05:31 AM
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EUR/JPY eyes breakout

…But in which direction?

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Japan’s inflation hits the ‘40-year high’ club

Japan, long known for their lack of inflation, has just seen consumer prices rise to their highest levels since 1982.

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November 18, 2022 02:11 AM
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European Open: The BOJ increased bond purchases, BOC meeting in focus

The BOJ aggressively purchased bonds at the long end of the curve and sent the 30-year yield markedly lower, although the move did not spill over the yen pairs.

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October 26, 2022 07:30 AM
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European Open: The BOJ increased bond purchases, BOC meeting in focus

The BOJ aggressively purchased bonds at the long end of the curve and sent the 30-year yield markedly lower, although the move did not spill over the yen pairs.

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October 26, 2022 07:30 AM
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A volatile start to the week for the yen after currency intervention

A volatile session for the yen on Friday likely points to a currency intervention from the BOJ or MOF, in an attempt to stop or at least pause the currency’s fast depreciation.

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A volatile start to the week for the yen after currency intervention

A volatile session for the yen on Friday likely points to a currency intervention from the BOJ or MOF, in an attempt to stop or at least pause the currency’s fast depreciation.

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USD/JPY hits 150: What’s next?

The BoJ will have to change tack if it wants to stop yen slide

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October 20, 2022 12:00 PM
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USD/JPY hits 150: What’s next?

The BoJ will have to change tack if it wants to stop yen slide

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October 20, 2022 12:00 PM
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BOE folds and intervenes in bond markets; GBP/JPY in 410 pip range

With the BOE and the BOJ intervening over the last week, GBP/JPY has been extremely volatile, trading in a range from 164.44 down to 148.79 over that same timeframe.

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September 28, 2022 04:58 PM
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USD/JPY: What’s next after government intervention for yen?

Can the yen fall more despite the government’s efforts?

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September 26, 2022 10:00 AM

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USD/JPY: What’s next after government intervention for yen?

Can the yen fall more despite the government’s efforts?

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September 26, 2022 10:00 AM
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Nothing changes for gold, stocks as yields resume higher

Bearish trend persist for indices and metals as investors watch yields continue to rise following a flurry of central bank action this week.

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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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European Open: Implied volatility spikes, BOJ gets active ahead of FOMC

Rising yields ahead of the FOMC meeting has seen the BOJ announce bond purchases, and implied volatility has risen notably for the next 24-hours.

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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 08:55 PM

Kuroda is likely rolling his eyes as USD/JPY taps 145

Another strong inflation report for the US prompted a sharp reversal across global markets overnight - in favour of the US dollar and yields, but to the detriment of commodities and indices.