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Commitment of traders report (COT): Yen traders are increasingly bullish

The divergence between market positioning and yen futures pricing continues to widen, with large speculators piling into fresh long bets and dragging net-short exposure lower.

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What is a fiat currency? Everything you need to know about the classic monetary asset

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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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 02:36 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 02:00 AM
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USD/JPY: Bullish momentum has stalled, but uptrend intact until Fed blinks

Looking ahead, expectations for FOMC policy will be a major driver for USD/JPY...

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May 16, 2022 06:15 PM
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US CPI preview: Will price pressures finally start to slow?

If inflation prints at expectations, it would be the first meaningful decline in the annualized inflation rate since the depths of the COVID recession...

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May 9, 2022 03:44 PM
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USD/JPY bulls target 116.35 as Powell confirms rate hikes are coming

A war nearly 5,000 miles from Washington DC with minimal direct economic implications on the US will not deter the Fed from raising interest rates this month...

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March 2, 2022 04:01 PM
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Equity markets were rattled by Russia-Ukraine headlines

It was a volatile week of trade amidst the carnage of Russia’s invasion, of Ukraine, and traders would be wise to remain nimble as the situation remains fluid.

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US consumer confidence rises, inflation fears fall, USD/JPY poised to break out

The just-released Conference Board Consumer Confidence report showed the headline consumer confidence index rose to 115.8...

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December 22, 2021 03:29 PM
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Asian Open: Wall Street rises on cautions optimism

With Omicron symptoms seemingly less severe than originally feared US equity markets were higher overnight.

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European Open: Equities broadly lower, GBP/AUD breaks out

US markets are closed just after lunch today. But that is not to say it will be a dull session if price action overnight is anything to go by.

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European Open: USD/JPY breaks 115 – onwards and upwards?

Yields differentials remain favourable for the USD/JPY bull case, which finally broke above 115 for the fort time since March 2017.

Biden re-nominates Jerome Powell to head the Fed, USD/JPY tests key resistance

In retrospect, it’s clear why Biden delayed for so long: There was little upside regardless of who he chose.

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November 22, 2021 02:33 PM
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European Open: Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations in Focus

Today’s main calendar event is the preliminary read of the University of Michigan’s consumer report, which also includes inflation expectations.

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November 12, 2021 05:48 AM
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European Open: 113 Could Be Key for USD/JPY Around US CPI

USD/JPY fell below 113 for the first time in a month following strong producer prices. And we suspect that area will be pivotal around today’s inflation print.

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Its election day in Japan - what does it mean for USDJPY and the Nikkei?

With just two trading days left to go, September has lived up to its reputation of being the weakest month of the year for U.S. equities buffered by a series of volatility triggers.

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September 28, 2021 11:15 PM

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European Open: Social Democrats Narrowly Win German Election

After a very close contest, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowly won the German election, putting them in power for the first time in 16 years. Well, kind of.

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September 27, 2021 02:14 AM
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Evergrande fears fade aiding USDJPY ahead of BoJ

Fears of Chinese property developer Evergrande becoming a “Lehman type” moment for markets have eased, sparking hopes of a turnaround Tuesday session in risky assets.

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September 21, 2021 02:23 AM
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Is USD/JPY finally ready to break out?

If yields continue moving lower over the next few weeks, USD/JPY should move with it

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September 14, 2021 05:08 PM
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Asian Open: Wall Street Lower as Covid and Job Openings Rise

Whilst not at an alarming rate, US equity markets continued to pull back from their highs as concerns over the economy lingered.

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September 8, 2021 06:39 PM

USD/JPY at decision point after Suga resignation

USD/JPY is currently trading between tight resistance and support

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September 8, 2021 12:59 PM
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NFP early insight: Initial claims hint at upside potential for NFP…and USD/JPY

After Jackson Hole, the monthly US jobs reports may be the most important regularly-occurring economic data for traders to watch in the coming months...

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August 31, 2021 02:03 PM