Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pulls back into trendline support

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pulls back into trendline support

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pulls back into trendline support USD/JPY has dropped into trendline support overnight, with the recent channel looking to come back into play. Looking at the stochastic oscillator, we can also see an area of trendline support coming into view too. With that in mind, there is a good chance we will see […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics The on-going Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting finds the conclusion due 19 September with markets widely expecting the BoJ to hold steady, an assumption likely to remain status quo for a long time to come. The true focus for the week, however, would be with trade tensions instead amid […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ The deadline came and went and the US did not impose new tariffs on China. On one hand, Trump threatened to add additional ones. On the other hand, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin initiated talks with China. Does he have […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains The USD/JPY pair dropped immediately after the release of a lower-than-expected US CPI reading. It fell to 111.35 and then rebounded sharply, breaking on top of 111.60. The greenback also climbed above intraday August highs and reached 111.90, the highest since August 1. As of writing was […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) vulnerable to a correction towards 110.77

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) vulnerable to a correction towards 110.77

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) vulnerable to a correction towards 110.77 USD/JPY rebounded on chatter of US-China talks but that’s all been given back now and more. The pair is down 50 pips on the day to 111.14 after a quick 10 pip drop in the past few minutes as stops below the earlier session low […]

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World Asia’s cultural heritage is as far and wide as its geography. From Buddhism to Hinduism, Taoism and beyond, Asia’s deep religious traditions vary from country to country, and in some cases, region to region. Asia-wide temple trail will take the traveler from the Buddhist monasteries of the East […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) still on the up

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) still on the up

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) still on the up USD/JPY has been pushing steadily higher over the past few days, although a close above ¥111.80 still eludes it. Above this, ¥112.20 and then ¥113.00 come into view. A close below ¥110.70 would be needed to suggest more near-term weakness. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. By […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) EM stress yet to spark haven buying

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) EM stress yet to spark haven buying

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) EM stress yet to spark haven buying While it is impossible to ignore the fact that South Africa is now technically in recession, and Turkey and Argentina are facing currency stress, so far US stock markets have proven to be relatively immune to any contagion. Analysts at Maybank believe that eventually, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moves above 50-day SMA

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moves above 50-day SMA

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moves above 50-day SMA USD/JPY is advancing once again, with buyers stepping in around the ¥111.00 level over the past three sessions. The move back above the 50-day SMA (¥111.19) adds to the bullish view. Further gains would target the area around ¥112.00 that has acted as resistance since the end of […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Data on the Quieter Side this Week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Data on the Quieter Side this Week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Data on the Quieter Side this Week For the Japanese yen, data is on the quieter side, with key stats limited to 2nd quarter capital spending due out on Monday and July household spending figures on Friday. Direction through the week will ultimately come down to risk appetite through the week. The […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) uptrend renewed with the recent break through 111.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) uptrend renewed with the recent break through 111.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) uptrend renewed with the recent break through 111.50 The Japanese yen has edged higher in the Thursday session, erasing the losses seen on Wednesday. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 111.26, down 0.38% on the day. On the release front, Japanese retail sales dropped to 1.8%, but still […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming USD/JPY’s break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming. Intraday bias is back on the upside for 112.14 resistance. Note again that correction from 113.17 should have completed at 109.76 already. Break of 112.14 should target a test on […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rebound has scope to extend higher but 112.14 is likely out of reach

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rebound has scope to extend higher but 112.14 is likely out of reach

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rebound has scope to extend higher but 112.14 is likely out of reach Despite the overall positive indications, USD has not been able to make much headway on the upside as it traded within relatively narrow ranges over the past couple of days. We continue see scope for a higher USD […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes: Last Friday was a record-setting day for the US stock market, with the S&P 500 (+0.6%) marking its 1st record […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) hits trendline resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) hits trendline resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) hits trendline resistance Silver markets have grounds sideways for some time, over the last several days. The $14.80 level has been a bit of an anchor for price, but above there I see the $15.00 level as being massive resistance. Short-term rallies will of course offer selling opportunities as that is […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Asia Pacific stocks look Bullish in here as the DIA pausing to refresh.PE Notes: The S&P 500 held steady Wednesday, finishing finishing flat to unchanged. Investors had several headlines to work through, including criminal convictions of 2 former advisers to President Trump and the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) unchanged ahead of Japanese inflation reports

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) unchanged ahead of Japanese inflation reports

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) unchanged ahead of Japanese inflation reports The Japanese yen is unchanged in the Wednesday session. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 110.42, up 0.11% on the day. In economic news, Japanese All Industries Activity declined by 0.8%, missing the estimate of -0.7%. The U.S releases Existing Home Sales, which […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) dips, investors await Fed minutes

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) dips, investors await Fed minutes

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) dips, investors await Fed minutes The Japanese Yen has been in demand in recent weeks as the risk element increases due to trade disruption fears. As a result, the safe haven currencies have received some decent bids, therefore USD/JPY has traded on a bearish trend for some time. With little data […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains ground as greenback loses luster

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains ground as greenback loses luster

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains ground as greenback loses luster USD/JPY recovered to 111.42 last week but failed to extend gain and retreated. Initial bias is neutral this week first. And near term outlook is unchanged. The corrective decline from 113.17 might extend lower. But downside should be contained by 38.2% retracement of 104.62 to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) shrugs off lower Japanese trade balance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) shrugs off lower Japanese trade balance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) shrugs off lower Japanese trade balance The USD/JPY had looked fairly resolute in the face of rising trading tensions between China and the United States, with the pair holding well above its 200-day moving average. However, it became apparent this week that falling U.S. and Chinese equity markets quickly weigh heavily […]

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply in July, according to official data published Thursday, as the two allies continue to cross swords over US trade policy. The surplus with the US shrank 22.1 percent with reduced shipments of motor vehicles and microchip-making equipment dragging […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally revives

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally revives

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally revives The sharp rebound for USD/JPY here from the lows yesterday has carried over into Tuesday’s session. Now, the bulls need to push above the descending trendline from the July highs up at ¥113.20. A failure to break this line might suggest a new move lower is underway, targeting ¥110.00. Overall, the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus will be on for a close below 110.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus will be on for a close below 110.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus will be on for a close below 110.50 Much like the USD, the Japanese Yen has been among the notable beneficiary from the negative sentiment stemming from the sell in EM currencies. USDJPY broke through key support at 110.50, however, focus will be on for a close below 110.50 to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Buying into Yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Buying into Yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Buying into Yen USD/JPY isn’t showing that Dollar-strength to the same degree as EUR/USD and GBP/USD, indicating continued Yen strength, which will often show during risk-off environments. USD/JPY remains mired in a falling wedge formation while other major pairs are printing at fresh yearly lows (or highs). This would point to […]

Economic Update Japan

Japan bounced back to growth following its first contraction in two years, official figures showed Friday, but fears of US trade wars clouded the outlook for the world’s third-largest economy. The economy grew 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the April-June period, compared with a 0.2-percent decline in January-March, according to data from the Cabinet Office. The […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) remains content to hold above the 50-day moving average

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) remains content to hold above the 50-day moving average

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) remains content to hold above the 50-day moving average Following a test of the 200– and 100-hour SMAs and the weekly PP at 111.40 early on Wednesday, the US Dollar began a new decline down to the 110.80 mark. This pushed the rate below the bottom boundary of the senior wedge. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) downwards to 110.55

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) downwards to 110.55

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) downwards to 110.55 Having reversed from 112.15-20 horizontal-resistance, the USDJPY now rests on 50-day SMA level of 110.80, which if broken on a daily closing basis could further fetch the quote downwards to 110.55 and 110.25-20 support-zone. In case the pair refrains to respect the 110.20 mark, its plunge to 100-day […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looks set to try for another move higher

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looks set to try for another move higher

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looks set to try for another move higher The overall move higher for USD/JPY from March remains intact, with the recovery above ¥111.00 confirming the more bullish view. A steady push higher over the past two weeks indicates that the buyers are still in charge, with a move below ¥110.50 needed to negate […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mild bearish bias

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mild bearish bias

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mild bearish bias US dollar strength is still prevailing across the board, in line with the recent market consensus. The Federal Reserve kept the benchmark interest rate on hold this morning after yesterday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. On the Daily chart below, after a strong breakout of the 110.00 […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade Wars in Focus

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade Wars in Focus

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade Wars in Focus After touching its highest level in nearly two weeks at 112.15, the USD/JPY pair lost its momentum and retraced its daily gains. As of writing, the pair was virtually unchanged on the day at 111.88. The immediate support for the pair is located at 111.70 (daily low/20-DMA) ahead […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break out near 112.00 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break out near 112.00 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break out near 112.00 level The USD/JPY has charted a bull flag – a bullish continuation pattern – on the 15-minute chart. An upside breakout looks likely and would signal a continuation of the rally from the post-BOJ low of 110.76 and allow a rally to 112.43 (target as per the measured […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) staying in consolidation from 110.58 temporary low

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) staying in consolidation from 110.58 temporary low

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) staying in consolidation from 110.58 temporary low The Japanese yen trades marginally lower in early Asia despite robust retail sales data. It made intraday high at 111.16 and low at 110.89 levels. A sustained close above 111.22 is required to take the parity higher towards key resistance around 112.62 and 114.72 […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains ground on strong inflation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains ground on strong inflation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains ground on strong inflation The second biggest development last week was the surge in Japanese yield. It’s started by rumors that BoJ is considering to tweak the policy under the yield curve control framework. Under YCC, it’s targeting 10 year JGB yield at 0%. And BoJ could lift the target […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bearish Correction to 110.00

Japanese Yen:  USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bearish Correction to 110.00

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bearish Correction to 110.00 he Japanese yen has posted slight gains in the Tuesday session. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 111.24, down 0.09% on the day. On the release front, Japanese Flash Manufacturing PMI slipped to 51.6, short of the estimate of 53.2 points. The indicator is at […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) short-term bullish momentum

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) short-term bullish momentum

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) short-term bullish momentum Japan should be careful about recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump on currencies and might need to convince Washington its monetary easing is not aimed at weakening the yen but beating deflation, a finance ministry official said on Saturday. Although the price made a new 6-month high last week, it […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rally Revives

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rally Revives

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rally Revives Dollar bulls are taking charge of USD/JPY once again this morning, pushing the price back to the highs of the week. The USD/JPY made a bearish bounce after reaching the -27.2% Fibonacci target at 113.23 and price is now challenging the support trend line (green). A new bullish breakout could indicate […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Target 115.65

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Target 115.65

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Target 115.65 An increase in Japan’s appetite for risk assets overseas is having an outsized impact closer to home – on the traditional safe haven status of the yen. Accelerating demand for foreign equities by Japanese investors is one factor behind the unexpected slide in the nation’s currency, down more than […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Appreciation is Risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Appreciation is Risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Appreciation is Risk The market’s value orientation is a challenge without a clear growth catalyst. Yen appreciation is another risk. Positives include shareholder-friendly corporate behavior, solid company earnings and support from Bank of Japan stock buying. The dollar rose to 112.41 yen from 112.30 yen late Monday. After Mon.’s balance on […]

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

The European Union’s top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market’s biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order. EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker land in Japan after talks in Beijing, where they urged global trade cooperation and warned […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) difficult time setting its next short-term direction

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) difficult time setting its next short-term direction

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) difficult time setting its next short-term direction  The USD/JPY pair is having a difficult time setting its next short-term direction on Monday amid a subdued trading action surrounding the FX markets. After advancing to mid-112 during the first half of the day, the USD/JPY pair lacked a follow-through as this move […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) correcting lower, but still bullish

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) correcting lower, but still bullish

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) correcting lower, but still bullish The USD/JPY pair peaked at 112.79 at the end of the week, its highest since last January, before easing partially to end Friday at 112.32. Friday’s decline was moderated when compared to previous weekly gains, as the pair held firmly above the 112.00 figure. The positive […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) stays close to daily highs around 112.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) stays close to daily highs around 112.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) stays close to daily highs around 112.50 The pair trades in fresh 6-month tops around 112.50/60. The greenback remains bid although failed near 95.00. US 10-year yields stay sidelined around 2.86%/2.875. The selling pressure around the Japanese yen remains well and sound so far this week and has now lifted USD/JPY […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Some dips seen in the stock indices Thursday. Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA 24700.45, -0.88% came off from the Psych mark at 25000, while 25000 holds, DIA could test 24500 before another run […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Extra Gains Appear Unlikely

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Extra Gains Appear Unlikely

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Extra Gains Appear Unlikely 24-hour view: “USD traded sideways between 110.35 and 110.78 last Friday, slightly narrower than our expected 110.30/110.80 consolidation range. The outlook remains mixed and further sideway trading seems likely. That said, the underlying tone has weakened somewhat and this could lead to a lower trading range of 110.20/110.70”. […]

USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade worries dent stocks, yuan steadies

USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade worries dent stocks, yuan steadies

USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade worries dent stocks, yuan steadies USD/JPY is quiet during the North American holiday session. Some ECB members site the end of 2019 too late for a rate hike. USD/JPY is quiet during the North American holiday session, having entered the shift flat at 110.50, continuing the bullish reversal towards 110.60. However, there […]

USD/JPY (JPY=X) share of reserves retreats from 15-year peak

USD/JPY (JPY=X) share of reserves retreats from 15-year peak

USD/JPY (JPY=X) share of reserves retreats from 15-year peak The U.S. dollar’s share of currency reserves reported to the International Monetary Fund fell in first quarter of 2018 to a fresh four-year low, while euro, yuan and sterling’s shares of reserves increased, according to the latest data from the International Monetary Fund. The share of […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Clash of the Trade Titans

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Clash of the Trade Titans

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Clash of the Trade Titans Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called for an early conclusion of a regional trade pact that ensures free and rules-based commerce in the face of an increasingly protectionist United States under President Donald Trump. At a meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or […]

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down $BTCUSD Bitcoin falls 8% after Japan watchdog orders exchanges to strengthen practices against money laundering The world’s largest digital currency hit a 4-month low of $6,092.38 and broke below $6,400 for the 1st time in a week. The order led bitFlyer, the largest crypto exchange in Japan to suspend […]

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: “Spin up. Place your bets.” The 24-year-old has never set foot in a casino, but he is gambling that new laws opening up the lucrative sector will soon create […]

Major Earthquake in Osaka Japan

Major Earthquake in Osaka Japan

Major Earthquake in Osaka Japan At least three people have been confirmed killed and more casualties are feared, after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit north of Osaka Prefecture in western Japan, local media report. An 80-year-old man and a young 9yo girl were killed in Japan, crushed by collapsing walls, public broadcaster NHK reported. Several […]

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia Thailand is forming and leading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a Summit in Bangkok Saturday to counter reliance on China and the other Asian giants. The fund, which Thailand will jointly manage with 4 countries in the […]

Japan Continues to Print Money

Japan Continues to Print Money

Bank of Japan head Haruhiko Kuroda defended its decision to press ahead with the country’s ultra-loose monetary policy Friday, even as the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank tighten their policies. After a two-day meeting, the BoJ said it would retain its current framework, pointing to a disappointing lack of progress towards its longstanding […]

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea As of Thursday, the US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with SKorea acting on US President Donald Trump’s pledge to halt the “provocative” military drills following his summit with NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un. The move, a significant break in how the US and […]

President Trump, “I do not need Chuck Schumer’s advise on North Korea”

President Trump, “I do not need Chuck Schumer’s advise on North Korea”

President Trump, “I do not need Chuck Schumer’s advise on North Korea” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, President Trump is fully prepared for the meeting. Friday, US President Donald Trump hammered Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) through a Tweet, saying his administration doesn’t “need his advice” when it comes to negotiating with […]

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Factory Team to Suzuka 10 Hours Race

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Factory Team to Suzuka 10 Hours Race

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Factory Team to Suzuka 10 Hours Race $RACE Ferrari to field factory-supported entry in Suzuka 10 Hours Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is now the 8th manufacturer to officially enter Japan’s Suzuka 10 Hours round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in August with a factory-supported entry. The Taiwanese HubAuto team has entered a 2nd Ferrari 488 GT3 for works […]

Japan Attacks US Protectionism

Japan Attacks US Protectionism

Japan Attacks US Protectionism US-imposed trade tariffs on its close allies could have a “grave impact” on ties and the world trading system, the Japanese government said Monday, describing the situation as “extremely deplorable”. Washington found itself isolated at a weekend meeting of G7 finance ministers over its stinging steel and aluminium tariffs and Tokyo […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: DJIA is set up to rally PE DJIA at 24831.17, +0.37% is rising and could test 25000-25200 in here. But, 25200 may act as 1st resistance as I see it on the daily. A break above 25200 indicates more Bullishness medium term. DAX at 13001.24, -0.17% looks Bullish near […]

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming $BTCUSD There are Asian countries feeling the effects of inadequate cryptocurrency regulation, and others, like India, China and SKorea, have taken an uncertain or hostile stance to cryptocurrency. That frame is not likely to last too much longer Japan is building a clear framework for how virtual currency exchanges, and ICOs (initial coin […]

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000 $BTCUSD Thursday, after a quiet start to cryptocurrencies came under selling pressure, with market participants speculating about large blocks of cryptos being offloaded, pushing Bitcoin’s value lower. Bitcoin, the world’s #1 digital currency traded in a $200 range Thursday before giving up $220, or 2.3% quickly. Currently, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Japan is off  it’s holidays, and back in the action. PE DJIA at 24262.51, +1.39% moved up from support at 23500, while that holds, there is room for DIA to rise to 24400 now. The overall range is within 24400-23500, and expect it to hold medium term. DAX at […]

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now President Kim shifts to Economy, ditches Nuclear testing President Kim Jong Un’s suspension of NKorean nuclear tests has economic focus. Kim’s statement at a ruling party meeting Friday includes a pledge to seek a “favorable” international environment for economic development so that he can put the economy “on an […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Still see more Northside coming for DJIA after a pause to refresh. PE DJIA at 24748.07,-0.16% looks like it has paused in here. But, it will likely test at 25000-25500 medium term while it holds above Key support at 24500 support. Overall medium term looks Bullish for DJIA […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Seeing some strength ahead for USD. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 89.69 rose after testing support at 89.25 day before Tuesday, and now 89.8 looks like immediate resistance, if it breaks 89.8, then 90.00-90.25 could be next resistance, then a dip. EUR (Euro) at 1.2375 tested […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Still see more Northside coming for DJIA in here. PE DJIA at 24786.63, +0.87% continued to rise as expected, while it trades above 24500 there is room to rise to 25000-25200 into the end of this week or early next. We wait, we see. DAX at 12585.57, […]

President Trump is Focused on Presidency

President Trump is Focused on Presidency

President Trump is Focused on Presidency Tuesday, the US House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said President Donald Trump does not seem impacted by any of the drama that’s plaguing his administration, including the Russia investigation and matters involving his attorney Michael Cohen. The California Republican appeared on TV and said our President is focused on […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Global stock indices see more Northside in the coming sessions after trading lower to sideways. PE DJIA at 24360.14, -0.50% and DAX at 12442.40, +0.22%) saw highs above 1st resistances on daily candles Friday. A clear break of those resistances could lead to 25000 and 12800-12900 respectively. But, if […]

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?” Clearly, US President Trump believes that his Administration’s trade threats against China are working and now there is talk of plans to focus on new tariffs and possible blocks to Chinese tech investment in the US. According to an article Thursday in the WS-J, siting […]

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management HEFFX has become one of Asia’s leading financial services companies with interests in Publishing, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Mining, Retail, Transport and Agriculture that span every continent of the world. Our partners have unprecedented experience in Equities, Banking, Private Equity, Trading and Funds Management. Managing and Protecting wealth for our clients […]

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years, surely longer than most. He is a supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for 4 generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, […]

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ A new era in the Age of Prosperity is seen Appetite for risk on is strong Tuesday morning, as Chinese President Xi Jinping offered plans to further open up the 2nd largest economy. Xi’s public speech at the Boao Forum came days after […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN DJIA at 25410.03, -1.16%, and DAX at 12490.73, -0.29% dipped Tuesday Vs my expectation of further gainers. DAX could test 12400 while below 12600 as mentioned yesterday while DJIA could re-test 25000 near term. Nikkei at 22309.05, -0.36% has come off, and and see a move to […]

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’ $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Just at the start of Y 2018 Bitcoin began trending towards $20,000. Thursday, it marked $10,000 on a bounce after correcting to $7,500. At that mark it was down 65% from its highs. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 9,862.84, -170.91, or -1.70%, as of 7:00a GMT, the […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: DJIA looks stable to strong in here. PE Note: Overall major stock indices are mixed. While DJIA looks Bllish, DAX may trade sideways. Nikkei is trading near Key support which may hold or break to the Southside. Shanghai has recovered from deep lows and may now be in recovery […]

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013

Bitcoin Seeing its Worst Monthly Decliner Since December 2013 $BTCUSD,$FB Cryptocurrencies are extending losses with Bitcoin headed for its worst monthly decliner since December 2013 on the last day of January trading as US regulators ramp up their scrutiny of one of the world’s largest digital currency exchanges while Facebook Inc. (NYSE:FB) is banning ads tied to […]

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia $BTCUSD Bitcoin and the other major cryptocurrencies rebounded after a steep mid-week selloff on concerns about regulatory crackdowns in SKorea. After briefly dipping to near $9,000 during the week, Bitcoin traded near $12,000 on Friday as investors turned their attention away from Asian government crackdowns and focused on some new cryptocurrency-related options […]

Luxury Stocks Rally, Heightened Spending Goes Global

Luxury Stocks Rally, Heightened Spending Goes Global

Luxury Stocks Rally, Heightened Spending Goes Global $RACE, $PPRUY, $MAR, $HLT, $AXP The rise of Chinese middle class is helping drive luxury ownership trend. Investors have driven up the price of luxury-brand stocks around the world, expecting opulent consumption to increase amid the global economic recovery, high stock prices and the growing ranks of the […]

Honda to Show New AI and Robotics

Honda to Show New AI and Robotics

Honda to Show New AI and Robotics New Honda robotics, artificial intelligence, and energy solution concepts engineered to advance mobility and improve people’s lives Press conference: 11:00 AM PST on January 9, 2018 at Honda’s booth (LVCC, North Hall – 7923) Honda’s CES 2018 preview video at Honda.us/CES2018 Honda will unveil its new 3E (Empower, […]

US Warns NKorean Leadership of Utter Destruction in Any War

US Warns NKorean Leadership of Utter Destruction in Any War

US Warns NKorean Leadership of Utter Destruction in Any War The United States warned the NKorean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the US Mainland within range. The Trump Administration has said all options were on the […]

Olympian Boyd Martin Retraining Racehorses in Japan

Olympian Boyd Martin Retraining Racehorses in Japan

Tokyo, Japan: Two-time Olympian Boyd Martin is to host ‘retraining the racehorse’ clinics in Japan this December, in partnership with the National Riding Club Association of Japan (NRCAJ), the Japan Racing Association (JRA) and Godolphin, the global thoroughbred breeding and horseracing team founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and […]

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia Four foreign runners have accepted their invitations to run in the 2017 edition of the Japan Cup (G1, 2,400m) on November 26 at Tokyo Racecourse. Idaho (IRE, C4, by Galileo) guided by top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is a two-time group-two winner who also finished third […]

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit “It tasted great, like steak,” 1 diner said, after savoring the 100% US Angus Beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger at Tokyo’s tiny Munch’s Burger Shack Thursday. The lines at the door during lunchtime are getting longer than ever, thanks to US President Trump. President Trump’s […]

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his 12-day trip to Asia showcased “a strong, proud and confident America” to the World. “Everywhere we went, our foreign hosts greeted the American delegation and myself included with incredible warmth and hospitality and most importantly respect,” President Trump told […]

NKorea says, No Negotiations, as President Trump Wings to Asia

NKorea says, No Negotiations, as President Trump Wings to Asia

NKorea says, No Negotiations, as President Trump Wings to Asia Saturday, NKorea ruled out talks and threatened to increase its nuclear arsenal in a fresh warning to Donald Trump’s administration, as the President Trump set off on a 10 day tour of Asia. Tensions over NKorea’s nuclear and missile threats looming large, as President is […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits US President Donald Trump travel to Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Friday before embarking on a Presidential trip to Asia. In Asia, President Trump will address security and trade concerns in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Between the US, SKorea, and Japan, the NKorean missile threat […]

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad Melania Trump will be protected by a highly trained, all-female unit of officers during her and President Trump’s upcoming visit to Japan. Japan is experimenting with all-female teams to combat various security challenges ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be hosted in Tokyo. The move […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23400.86, +0.31% stable above 23250, and will attempt a rise to 23750, longer term, 23750-24000  could be an immediate top for DJIA, but maybe not. Do not call  tops. DAX at 13133.28, +1.39% breaking above 13100, possibly inviting The Bulls to take […]

Asia Billionaires Overtake US for 1st Time, Led by Chinese

Asia Billionaires Overtake US for 1st Time, Led by Chinese

Asia Billionaires Overtake US for 1st Time, Led by Chinese Asia leads the world with billionaires, China leads the Asians Peer networks are playing an increasingly important role for billionaires when it comes to making, spending and giving away money Billionaire wealth increased 17% to $6-T in Y 2016, after a decline the prioryear, UBS […]