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AUD/USD, USD/JPY: US rate outlook in focus ahead of RBA meeting, ISM services

While the RBA’s final rate meeting of 2023 is the headline act on the Australian data calendar, movement in AUD/USD and USD/JPY are likely to be dictated by gyrations in US yields and USD/CNH on Tuesday.

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

EUR/USD falls with rate cut bets in focus. USD/JPY falls to a 3-month low as geopolitical tensions rise.

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EUR/USD, USD/JPY implied vols rise ahead CPI and GDP data: European Open

With a host of inflation data from Europe and GDP data for the US, implied volatility has picked up to wake markets up from their post-Thanksgiving lull. Today we take a look at USD/JPY and EUR/USD for a potential setup.

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November 29, 2023 04:52 AM

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AUD/USD hits resistance pre-CPI as USD/JPY, USD/CNH probe support: Asian Open

With USD/CNH and USD/JPY probing key support levels, we may require a break of them for AUD/USD to stand a chance of continuing its strong rally (which met strong resistance on Tuesday). Unless of course Australia is treated to an uncomfortably hot inflation report today, which could fan fears of another RBA hike.

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November 28, 2023 09:46 PM

Yen bulls return, EUR/USD benefits from soft dollar bets: COT report

When yen bulls increase their long exposure by 40% in a week, it is probably worth noting. Especially when large speculators had pushed net-short exposure to a 6-year high the week prior. Every turning point must start somewhere, and I continue to suspect this turning point already has.


USD/JPY bulls eye break of 150, Crude oil is flat for the year: Asian Open

A sharp reversal on USD/JPY last week brings a potential break above 150 in to focus, assuming the US dollar can find a bid and USD/CNH continues to hold above its 200-day MA. Meanwhile, crude oil has handed back all of its 2023 gains and it is a very fine line before the bias for a move to $80 becomes invalidated.

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November 26, 2023 09:58 PM

DAX, USD/JPY Forecast: Two trades to watch

DAX slips as German recession worries rise. USD/JPY falls as Japanese CPI rises and ahead of US PMIs.

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November 24, 2023 08:44 AM
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US dollar bears running out of steam? AUD/USD, USD/JPY: Asian Open

We watched with bated breath to see if USD/CNH would break its 200-day average on Tuesday and pave the way for the next bout of US dollar weakness. Yet with that key level holding as support, it leaves room for some US dollar strength, a higher USD/JPY and weaker AUD/USD.

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November 21, 2023 10:26 PM

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

GBP/USD rises ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn budget. USD/JPY falls ahead of FOMC minutes.

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AUD/USD rises as RBA min retain hawkish bias, USD/JPY, USD/CNH slide continues

There was a risk that the RBA’s minutes were more hawkish than their November statement had let on, and this certainly seems to be the case. And hawkish minutes alongside a lower USD/CNH and USD/JPY have helped AUD/USD test a new cycle high today. Can it now gun for 66?

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November 21, 2023 01:47 AM

EUR/USD, USD/JPY, Nasdaq, crude oil analysis: COT report – Nov 20, 2023

EUR/USD bears continued to trim shorts while large speculators added to longs. Whilst this might not be a bullish bet on the strength of Europe, it may well be a bet against the US dollar. And with the 2-year note holding above key support and shorts being trimmed, it hints at lower yields and a weaker US dollar.


Japanese yen analysis: USD/JPY, CAD/JPY and GBP/JPY provide reversal hints

The Japanese yen has finally found some much needed support this week. It is all to do with the falls in global bond yields, and the unwinding of carry trades. US yields slumped earlier this week after US CPI fell more than expected, cementing expectations that the Fed (and other central banks) will no longer raise rates further

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November 17, 2023 04:28 PM

EUR/USD, USD/JPY key levels ahead of US inflation: European open

Once again, the 1-day implied volatility levels for EUR/USD and USD/JPY have blown out ahead of a busy calendar. Central bank members from the Fed, ECB, BOE and SNB will hit the wires, European GDP is also on tap ahead of the key US inflation report.


US Dollar Analysis: USD/JPY Tests 30+ Year Highs Ahead of US CPI

With the decline in the inflation rate seemingly stalling, a higher-than-expected inflation reading is likely to be more impactful to markets.

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November 13, 2023 04:05 PM
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Oil, USD/JPY forecast: Two trades to watch

Crude oil falls as demand concerns weigh. USD/JPY rises to a yearly high.

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November 13, 2023 08:35 AM

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

GBP/USD struggles as UK GDP stalls. USD/JPY grinds higher after a hawkish Fed Chair Powell.

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November 10, 2023 08:46 AM
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EUR/USD, USD/JPY Outlook: Two trades to watch

EUR/USD holds above 1.07 ahead of ECB Lagarde & Powell’s speech. USD/JPY is on intervention watch ahead of Fed Chair Powell & jobless claims.

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USD/JPY rises to resistance, USD ready to retrace? Asian Open

If the BOJ were going to intervene, it could be argued they'd have done it already. But that doesn't mean the market can't do some of the work for them by sending USD/JPY lower from key resistance levels. And if the US dollar pulls back as I suspect, it places USD/JPY short onto the watchlist.

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November 8, 2023 09:44 PM

USD/JPY, Nikkei 225: Narrowing yield differentials with the US amplify downside risks

If you believe the Fed is done hiking rates and will be forced to ease policy aggressively next year, it’s hard to be bullish USD/JPY or the Nikkei 225 given the role yield differentials and FX fluctuations have played in underpinning both this year.

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November 6, 2023 01:24 AM
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USD/JPY holds support, DAX breaks 15k: European Open – Nov 2, 2023

The DAX may have broken the 15k level, but it remains within a bearish channel and resistance zone on the daily timeframe – so I’m looking out for a potential swing high once its current rally has petered out. USD/JPY has found intraday support around a cluster of technical levels, which paints a near-term bullish bias.

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November 2, 2023 06:04 AM

Nikkei 225, USD/JPY: Situation “tense” as speculative moves amplify BOJ intervention risk

Japan’s Nikkei 225 has endured a whirlwind 24 hours, mirroring the USD/JPY in the wake of the Bank of Japan’s (BPJ) October monetary policy meeting. It’s surged more than 1000 points from the lows hit on Tuesday, largely reflecting stiffening tailwinds for Japanese exporter earnings.

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November 1, 2023 12:41 AM

USD/JPY, Nikkei 225: Bouncing back despite BOJ abandoning hard cap on bond yields

USD/JPY and Nikkei 225 are rising in the wake of the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) latest interest rate decision, reacting to a smaller-than-expected adjustment to the banks yield curve control (YCC) program.

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October 31, 2023 05:04 AM