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EUR/JPY eyes 145 as ECB and BOJ policy divergence grows

The EUR/JPY should remain supported on the dips, keeping that path of least resistance to the upside.

June 28, 2022 12:07 PM

USD/JPY trades to new 24-year highs! Will it keep going?

The next move for the USD/JPY may depend on Japan fx intervention, comments from Powell, Japan CPI, or an overbought RSI.

June 21, 2022 08:35 PM

European Open: Volatile trade on the yen as the BOJ stand pat

There was some trepidation ahead of today’s BOJ meeting given the excitement of the FOMC and SNB this week, as evidenced by the yen’s volatile spike when the BOJ did nothing.

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‘If’ the BOJ abandon YCC, hold onto your hats (USD/JPY)

The yen was stronger overnight as some began to speculate that the BOJ could alter (or abandon) their yield curve control target. We outline three potential scenarios.

June 17, 2022 12:58 AM

Yen in focus ahead of BoJ

As pressure mounts on BoJ to control yields, will we see a surprise policy response or perhaps government intervention?

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.

May 31, 2022 02:00 AM

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...

May 16, 2022 06:15 PM

DAX: Global markets rally but key risks remain

Sentiment has been boosted by some forecast-beating company earnings and after the BoJ decided to defy a global shift towards tighter monetary policy

EUR/JPY faces key test ahead of BoJ and EZ CPI

This popular currency pair could be in for a sell-off amid ongoing risk-off trade and given the prospect for intervention from BoJ to deal with the rapidly weakening yen

April 27, 2022 04:54 PM

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.

USD/JPY heading towards 20-year highs. Can the BOJ “jawbone” it lower?

Whenever the exchange rate has reached these levels in the past, the BOJ and other Finance officials made threats to intervene in the market.

April 12, 2022 07:23 PM

BOJ defends “unlimited bond buying”, sends USD/JPY soaring

The BOJ was in the market defending the 10-year yield on the JGB at 0.25%, and they have announced that they will do it again for the next 3 consecutive days.

March 28, 2022 08:05 PM

Dovish BOJ leaves rates unchanged; USD/JPY makes 6-year highs

The Bank of Japan left rates unchanged at -0.1% and will continue with its monetary stimulus by targeting 0% on its 10-year bond yields.

March 18, 2022 02:37 PM

Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, USD/JPY

GBP/EUR falls ahead of BoE rate decision. USD/JPY rises post-Fed, ahead of BoJ.

March 17, 2022 08:59 AM

USD/JPY rockets to 5-year highs with dueling central bank meetings on tap

Traders will be eager to see if the Fed follows in the footsteps of the ECB by emphasizing the inflationary risks of the conflict in Ukraine over the deleterious impact on economic growth

March 11, 2022 03:59 PM

Central Banks: Liftoff in Focus?

Many central banks will be tightening policy over the course of 2022

December 20, 2021 05:52 PM

Currency Pair of the Week: USD/JPY

With both the FOMC and BOJ monetary policy meetings this week, USD/JPY has the potential to be a big mover

April 26, 2021 11:04 AM

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The Bank of Japan has always received a lot of attention for its unusual monetary policies. Its interest rate announcements have the potential to move markets such as the Yen, Nikkei 225 and big Japanese stocks. Discover everything you need to know here.

March 22, 2021 05:55 AM

[VIDEO] BOJ tinkering amounts to little

If the Nikkei continues to rise with other stock markets around the world, the BOJ may be forced to do more

BOJ could act on Friday, but it may not matter: USD/JPY

USD/JPY could see a pullback over the next few days ahead of the FOMC and BOJ meetings

March 16, 2021 10:08 AM

Tokyo State of Emergency due to Covid: Where does Yen go from here? USD/JPY, EUR/JPY

The MOF, BOJ, and Japan’s FSA met to ensure the stability of the Yen

January 7, 2021 03:07 PM

Risk Off and BOJ this Week: USD/JPY, AUD/JPY, EUR/JPY

The first 2 days of this week have the making of a no-deal US fiscal stimulus package before the election.

October 27, 2020 01:33 PM

Currency Pair of the Week: NZD/JPY

If the RBNZ is extremely dovish, and there is a flight to safety in the Yen, NZD/JPY could push lower.

September 21, 2020 03:01 PM