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USD/JPY, VIX, S&P 500, WTI, gold: Commitment of traders report (COT)

Open interest has fallen notably on USD/JPY since its failed ‘bid’ for spot prices to break and hold above 150. And that further suggests a glass ceiling for prices. Japanese yen futures also saw grow longs increase by 19.6%, although traders remained heavily net-short.

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USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY: Pullbacks Ahead of the BoJ

It’s been a big week for global markets and it’s not over yet, with the Bank of Japan rate decision scheduled for later today.

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Japanese Yen Analysis: USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, and GBP/JPY Bullish Outlooks Under Threat

With EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY testing critical support, price action over the next 30 hours will go a long way toward determining if the year-to-date trends extend or end from here...

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USD/JPY Breakout Continues as EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY Stall

The USD/JPY breakout has continued even after an intervention threat, but both EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY have shown stall in those bullish trends over the past month, raising questions of reversal potential.

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USD/JPY: BOJ intervention risk escalates but will it actually work?

Japanese officials are threatening to intervene in FX markets again, prompted by the USD/JPY surging over 2% since the start of September.

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September 6, 2023 10:28 AM
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USD/JPY: BOJ quest for sustained inflation has a long way to go

Japan’s export sector is benefitting from the weaker JPY but that’s not flowing through to the broader economy yet.

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September 5, 2023 11:42 AM
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USD/JPY: BOJ FX intervention may be ineffectual

Another way to support the Japanese yen may be for the BOJ to stop intervening in markets.

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August 17, 2023 10:56 AM
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Japanese yen analysis: USD/JPY uptrend intact as bulls eye 138.00

USD/JPY remains in an uptrend after testing rising trend line support and the 50-day EMA midway through last week.

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Yen outlook: The BOJ tease yen traders with policy shift

BOJ governor Ueda said that the central bank could cancel YCC and shrink their balance sheet, if their price targets are met in a 'sustainable, stable manner'.

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May 9, 2023 01:27 PM
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Japanese Yen analysis: USD/JPY’s big bearish reversal ahead of the Fed

See why the Japanese yen could be the big beneficiary from a bout of risk aversion stemming from concerns about the US financial system.

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May 3, 2023 05:31 AM
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Japanese yen analysis: USD/JPY breaks out despite bearish seasonality

USD/JPY's price action this week is providing a strong signal given the yen's usually bullish seasonal backdrop.

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March 30, 2023 02:06 AM
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Fiat Money: What is a Fiat Currency?

A fiat currency is a monetary instrument backed by a national government like the British pound or Canadian dollar. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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February 18, 2023 03:05 AM
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European Open: Can Swiss inflation turn up the heat for SNB? (USD/JPY, CHF/JPY)

Swiss inflation kicks of economic data today, where a hot print could increase expectations of another 50bp hike from the SNB.

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February 13, 2023 03:53 PM
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US CPI preview: Disinflation has begun, but will it be fast enough for the Fed?

The US CPI report is now THE single economic release with the largest expected market movement, so traders should absolutely have this release marked with the bullet on their calendars.

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February 11, 2023 01:41 AM
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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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February 1, 2023 03:22 AM
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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 12:57 PM
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What is the oldest currency in the world?

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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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 6, 2022 01:30 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 6, 2022 01:30 AM
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Bitcoin bears load up above a key support level – JPY and CNH in focus

Using bitcoin futures we can see that Bitcoin traders aggressively went short just above the year to date low. Now we wait to see if it breaks…

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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 7, 2022 12:48 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 11:36 PM
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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 31, 2022 11:00 AM