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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.
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.
Japanese Yen Technical Forecast: USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY
Yen weakness has come rushing back in early-2024 trade, but U.S. and U.K. CPI could provide a jolt to FX trends in USD and GBP, which could produce some change in both USD/JPY and GBP/JPY.
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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.
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.
USD/JPY breaks higher. Nikkei 225 next?
USD/JPY is breaking higher, adding to upside risks for Japanese exporter earnings.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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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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
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.
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.
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...
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.
Japan’s Inflation is doing its thing, but don’t expect the BOJ to act
Inflation rose to an 8-year high (or a 31-year high if we look past tax-hike impacts), yet its unlikely to see the BOJ shift from their ultra-dovish policy this week.