# USDJPY

#USDJPY



US Dollar Currency Yen

USD Stretches Towards Resistance: Yen, Aussie to Offer Opportunity

Talking Points: The U.S. Dollar continues to claw back towards a key resistance zone that runs from 94.08-94.30. Are we on the cusp of a bigger picture move of USD strength? It’s too...
US Dollar Japanese Yen

USD/JPY – Yen Under Pressure, Markets Braced for Soft Japanese Trade Surplus

The Japanese yen has posted gains in the Wednesday session. Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 112.86, up 0.59% on the day. In economic news, the US publishes two key housing indicators....
Euro Dollar Currency

Dollar faces headwinds after FOMC minutes; euro rises as Rajoy sets deadline for Puigdemont

The dollar was mostly in the red against its major counterparts during the Asian session after the FOMC meeting minutes released on Wednesday indicated that Fed policymakers had doubts on the inflation path. In contrast,...
US Dollar Currency

Euro holds strong as Puigdemont delays Catalonia’s independence; dollar heavy amid concerns on tax...

The Asian session was relatively quiet on Wednesday as economic releases were limited. Following a stressful day in Spain, where Catalonia’s independence was put on hold, the euro remained strong above the 1.18-key level overnight,...
Great British Pound Currency

Dollar holds weak amid fresh threats from North Korean peninsula; pound strengthens ahead of...

On Monday, the dollar could not recover from Friday’s losses as North Korean tensions came back to the spotlight and as liquidity was limited during the session with South Korea, Japan, and China...
Bonds

The Running of the Dollar Bulls?

Not quite the running of the bulls as yet but indeed unambiguous signals are building to support the firm USD view. While the markets remain cemented within recent trading ranges, the...
US Dollar Japanese Yen

Dollar weakens on concerns over dovish new Fed chair

On Wednesday, economic market drivers were limited as the economic calendar was lacking important data. However, a final list of subsequent Fed candidates and speculations that Trump might nominate a less...
US Dollar Currency

USD appreciates against all G10, EM

The risk sentiment has not fully recovered following the latest North Korean crisis and the Kurdish referendum. However, investors move away from the safe-haven holdings. Money doesn’t flow into riskier assets...
Asian Stocks

Asian shares wilt, yen firms as Korean tensions rise

Asian shares withered on Tuesday and the yen firmed against the backdrop of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and as investors awaited fresh signals about the U.S. monetary policy outlook. Futures...
US Dollar Currency

The Fed caused a storm in the markets and explosive growth of USD

The Fed promises to start shrinking their balance from October and has kept the rate unchanged. However, committee’s forecasts caused a powerful wave of dollar growth immediately after the publication. The...
Federal Reserve

Dollar shines as Fed meets expectations; yen fails to find support on BOJ decision

The dollar advanced against a basket of major currencies on late Wednesday, rising to a one-week high after the Fed’s rate-setting committee decided to set October as the starting date of...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve

Hawkish Fed sets date for start of QE roll-off

As expected the US Federal Reserve fired the starting gun on its plans to reduce the size of its balance sheet, with plans to begin the process next month, though with an...
US Dollar Currency Yen

US dollar, stocks rallied on hawkish Fed

The US dollar is the main driver of the currency markets after the Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered a surprisingly hawkish accompanying statement on Wednesday. Cable retreated to 1.3448 (minor 23.6% retrace on August...
Stock Market Janet Yellen FOMC

All Eyes on Fed

The markets are little changed overnight as they await the outcome of the 2-day Federal Reserve meeting that ends today. Many will be focusing on the Fed’s description of inflation in...
Shinzo Abe

Abenomics set to take centre stage

The Japanese economy is taking centre stage at present, as Shinzo Abe is set to call a snap election for October in order to maintain power. This comes off the back...
US Dollar Japanese Yen

Dollar climbs vs yen ahead of FOMC; pound loses ground after Carney speaks on...

On Tuesday, the dollar hit a fresh eight-week high against the yen in Asia with investors widely expecting the Fed policymakers to announce the start of monetary tightening later this year...
Great British Pound Currency

Pound’s post-data plunge could remain short-lived

Cable rebounded lower from a year-high (1.3379) after the British wages growth stagnated at 2.1% year-on-year in July, versus 2.3% expected by analysts. The weak data revived worries that British households’ earnings...
Euro Currency

Euro finds support on news of greater EU integration; dollar ticks down

Currencies were trading quietly during the Asian session ahead of a busy calendar on Wednesday, with markets reacting little to the latest North Korean threats. The dollar weakened slightly with investors expecting...
Great British Pound Currency

UK CPI revives BoE hawks, new iPhone in focus

The GBPUSD rallied after the data showed that the British consumer inflation accelerated to 2.9% year-on-year in August from 2.6% previously. This was faster than analysts’ expectations of 2.8%. The core...
Japan

Bank of Japan Continues to Distort ETF Market

There is no doubt that the past seven years has been a watershed for macroeconomic policy, as well as financial markets, as central banks have ardently cast aside the accepted playbook...
Oil Commodity

Dollar gets back on feet as risk-off sentiment eases; oil jumps on potential extension...

On Monday, investors had a bit more appetite for risk in Asia, giving some support to the dollar, as North Korea celebrated the anniversary of its founding without any additional missile...
Great British Pound Currency

Draghi the Master of Central Bank Voodoo

The master of central bank voodoo was at it again. Mario Draghi did cast a pale shadow over the euro strength, but the level of intervention rhetoric was so mild it...
US Dollar Currency

Dollar falls to 32-month low; rivals hit fresh highs

It was another difficult session for the US dollar as numerous factors including political issues, disappointing economic numbers, and dangerous natural phenomena weighed heavily on the currency driving it to a...
US Dollar Currency

USD: 3 Reasons For Further Broad USD Weakness Vs EUR & JPY

Nomura FX Strategy Research continues to believe that the broad trend in the USD will be lower. Nomura outlines 3 key reasons behind this view.  "1- The dollar weakness we have seen so far this...
Japanese Yen

Markets on Edge

With the markets risk appetite dampened after North Korea’s most powerful nuclear test to date, USD and Global equities fell whilst Gold, Yen and Sovereign Bonds all rose. President Trump is supposedly weighing...
Japanese Yen

Investors remain on the defensive, Yen outperforms

Asian equity markets remained under pressure for a second consecutive day. Nervousness is still being felt through some asset classes after Sunday’s North Korea’s nuclear test, with the flow continuing into...
Australian Dollar Currency

FX Markets Look to RBA, BOE, and ECB After US Labor Day

Talking Points Rate decisions from the RBA on Tuesday, the BOC on Wednesday, and the ECB on Thursday should keep the fires of volatility stoked throughout the middle of the week. ...
US Dollar Japanese Yen

USD/JPY: Bullish But Top-Heavy Market To Persist; Where To Target?

Bank of America Merrill Lynch FX Strategy Research still expects the USD/JPY to rise into year-end but the top-heavy market may persist for now as tensions over US politics and the North Korean...
Japanese Yen

Safe-havens gain demand as North Korea fires a hydrogen bomb; Gold tops at 11-month...

It was another risk-off Monday for investors as North Korea was said to have fired its sixth and most powerful weapon on Sunday, driving the demand for safe-haven assets higher while the US markets were...
Japanese Yen

USD/JPY – Dollar Gains as US GDP Sparkles

USD/JPY has posted gains in the Wednesday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 110.22, up 0.45% on the day. On the release front, Japanese Retail Sales jumped 1.9%,...

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NZD/USD: Flows Point To Downside Risk S/T On Strong Real Money Selling

New Zealand Dollar Currency NZD
Bank of America Merrill Lynch FX Strategy Research notes that its latest proprietary flows show officials selling the...

USD Stretches Towards Resistance: Yen, Aussie to Offer Opportunity

US Dollar Currency Yen
Talking Points: The U.S. Dollar continues to claw back towards a key resistance zone that runs from...

USD/JPY – Yen Under Pressure, Markets Braced for Soft Japanese Trade Surplus

US Dollar Japanese Yen
The Japanese yen has posted gains in the Wednesday session. Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 112.86, up...

Fed Speeches and Earnings in Focus

Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
Earnings Season in Focus as Stocks Target New Highs US futures are pointing to another higher open on...

Oil rises on expected fall in U.S. inventories, geopolitical tensions

Oil Commodity
Brent oil prices rose to a three-week high on Wednesday as weekly U.S. crude inventories are expected...
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