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The Nikkei 225 has been added to my watch (out below) list

The Nikkei has been grinding higher in recent weeks, but with momentum turning lower at resistance and asset managers are increasing longs, perhaps it's ready for a leg or two lower.

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May 29, 2024 07:30 AM
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USD/JPY closes above 153 for the first time since 1990: Asian Open

Another day, another milestone for USD/JPY which closed above 152 for the first time in nearly 34 years on Thursday.

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April 12, 2024 12:15 AM
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USD/JPY, AUD/JPY forecast: The yen strengthens on slightly hot CPI data

Japan's core CPI didn't fall below the BOJ's 2% target, although it did match it. Which has seen AUD/JPY and USD/JPY retrace further from their highs in light of yen strength.

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February 27, 2024 12:54 AM

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If USD/CNH is the canary in the coalmine, USD/JPY might be in trouble

A bearish reversal pattern has formed on USD/CNH which implies a move down to 7.10. And if the yuan continues to strengthen, it could see the yen follow and scupper USD/JPY attempt at breaking 152.

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February 21, 2024 06:12 AM
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USD/JPY: Offshore drivers remain in control unless the BOJ can normalise policy

USD/JPY traders barely acknowledged the release of Japan’s October inflation report, reinforcing the view the only thing that matters for the pair right now is developments in the US economy, unless the Bank of Japan (BOJ) signals or starts to normalise monetary policy.

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November 24, 2023 12:27 AM
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AirTrunk IPO: Everything you need to know about AirTrunk

AirTrunk is one of the largest hyperscale data centre developers in Asia-Pacific. Based in Australia, the company is exploring a listing on the ASX that could value them at AU$10 billion.

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October 9, 2023 07:08 PM
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USD/JPY: economic divergence to drive renewed downside?

As activity in other advanced economies starts to splutter, Japan is firing up.

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August 24, 2023 01:14 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 01:56 AM
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USD/JPY breaks higher. Nikkei 225 next?

USD/JPY is breaking higher, adding to upside risks for Japanese exporter earnings.

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August 15, 2023 02:23 AM
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USD/JPY: 145 breached yet BOJ intervention seems unlikely

USD/JPY is back to levels where the BOJ intervened last year but that doesn't mean it will do so again

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August 14, 2023 03:45 AM
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USD/JPY pulls back from 6 months highs ahead of a busy data week

USD/JPY has pulled back to 140 - a level currently being defended in today's Asian session. But with a plethora of economic data from the US and Japan this week, we could close either side of it (and by quite some distance).

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May 30, 2023 03:25 AM
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USD/JPY analysis: PMIs perk up, supply chain pressures ease

PMI data for Japan and Australian has surpassed expectations, which provides a positive lead for flash PMI data from Europe and the US. Meanwhile, USD/JPY bulls eye a move to 140.

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May 23, 2023 03:48 AM
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USD/JPY analysis: Yen strengthens on hot inflation figures

Japanese yen pairs were higher across the board in today’s Asian session, with hot inflation figures prompting bets the BOJ could tighten policy sooner than later.

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May 19, 2023 01:41 AM
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USD/JPY analysis: Asia’s slowing trade is a growing problem

Slower trade is a growing theme across Asia, with Japan’s export data showing signs of slower demand across Asia/ Meanwhile, USD/JPY has approached key resistance.

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May 18, 2023 02:19 AM
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Nikkei 225 analysis: Nikkei hits 30k following strong GDP data

A surprisingly strong GDP report for Japan saw the Nikkei 225, rise to its highest level in 20-months and tap 30k.

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May 17, 2023 02:51 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 04:27 AM

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The Yen repatriation trade appears to be back in play

The Japanese yen has surged higher during today’s Asian session, suggesting the end of fiscal year repatriation trade is in play.

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March 28, 2023 03:45 AM
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Rakuten Bank IPO: Everything you need to know about Rakuten Bank

Rakuten Bank is set to be Japan’s biggest IPO since 2018. The online banking arm of Rakuten Group Inc. is valued at over $800 million

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March 24, 2023 04:00 PM
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European Open: BOJ members discussed tweaking YCC, Jan minutes reveal

So the BOJ have indeed been discussing potential tweaks to one of their major policies, although that is not to say any of it will happen soon (if at all) before being scrapped

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Incoming BOJ governor Ueda tips his hat to ultra-loose policy

There have been high hopes that Ueda will bring a hawkish twist to the BOJ, but early remarks in his confirmation speech say anything but.

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February 24, 2023 01:20 AM
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Is the USD/JPY bearish move becoming ‘long’ in the tooth?

Shorting USD/JPY is not a new idea, and as the pair has erased around half of its 21-month rally, we see the potential for a bounce over the coming weeks.

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USD/JPY: Christmas week recovery rally may soon stall out

Given the confluence of resistance levels and general low-interest trading environment ahead of year-end, it would be logical for the USD/JPY’s corrective rally to reverse ahead of the weekend...