President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump urged Japanese business leaders to increase their investment in the United States, as he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge” on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bi-lateral deal. President Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even though […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk aversion continues to dominate the market

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk aversion continues to dominate the market

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk aversion continues to dominate the market Despite the broad-based USD strength, the USD/JPY pair is posting losses for the second straight day on Thursday as the sour market sentiment continues to help the JPY outperform its rivals. As of writing, the pair was down 0.25% on a daily basis at […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Investors bet most Asian currencies will come under further pressure, a Reuters poll showed, with trade tensions between the United States and China firmly dominating headlines once again. US Crude Oil inventories rose last week, hitting their […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors are keeping a close eye on the Federal Reserve meeting

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors are keeping a close eye on the Federal Reserve meeting

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors are keeping a close eye on the Federal Reserve meeting USD/JPY has posted slight losses on Wednesday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 110.29, down 0.18% on the day. In economic news, Japan released strong numbers. Core Machinery Orders climbed 3.8%, crushing the estimate of o.0%. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Gold is now more than 5% below its late-February 2019 high at $1,346.73 oz. Investors await the release of the Fed’s mins at 1800 GMT, which is expected to provide insights into the 1 May meeting by […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) very sensitive to risk appetite globally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) very sensitive to risk appetite globally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) very sensitive to risk appetite globally The US dollar rallied significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, as we continue to see money flowed into the US dollar overall. However, this is a bit of a wrist sensitive currency pair, so keep in mind that the pair very often will move right […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump Monday threatened Iran with “great force” if it attacked US interests in the Middle East. This came after a rocket attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, which Washington suspects to have been organized by militia with […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Unch, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei earlier told reporters that producers were capable of filling any market gap and that relaxing supply cuts was not “the right decision.” President Trump Tweeted that a conflict […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors will be keeping an eye on Japanese Preliminary GDP

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors will be keeping an eye on Japanese Preliminary GDP

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors will be keeping an eye on Japanese Preliminary GDP The yen hasn’t received much help from economic conditions in Japan or Bank of Japan policy, but rising tensions between the U.S. and China have bolstered the yen, which has gained 1.2% in the month of May. Risk appetite has sagged […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) broken down through two major retracements of this year’s rise

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) broken down through two major retracements of this year’s rise

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) broken down through two major retracements of this year’s rise The Japanese Yen’s current backstory is of course fundamental, with risk aversion stemming from increased US-China trade tensions supporting what is, after all, perhaps the quintessential anti-growth currency play. The US Dollar has haven appeal too, of course, but the Japanese […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Long term prospects for EUR are not bright, given the region’s soft economic fundamentals. But the news on the auto tariff delay is helping the single currency establish support at $1.1200 Growth in China’s industrial output slowed […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) posted four straight winning weeks, possible consolidation phase

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) posted four straight winning weeks, possible consolidation phase

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) posted four straight winning weeks, possible consolidation phase USD/JPY is almost unchanged on Wednesday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 109.57, down 0.03% on the day. There are no major Japanese events. In the U.S., retail sales and core retail sales both missed expectations. On Thursday, the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: The FX (foreign exchange) market showed little reaction to worse-than-expected growth in Chinese industrial output and retail sales for April that underlined the need for Beijing to roll out more stimulus measures to support the world’s 2nd-largest […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese economic schedules are light as far as major economic releases are concerned

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese economic schedules are light as far as major economic releases are concerned

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese economic schedules are light as far as major economic releases are concerned Uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations drove the price action last week in the Japanese Yen. It wasn’t the actual possibility that a potential trade deal would fall apart and the trade dispute between the economic powerhouses would escalate, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

2$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods, and now targets $325-B more. The UAE said Sunday that 4 commercial vessels were […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations The Dollar/Yen rallied on Friday as Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations. Although a trade deal between the two economic powerhouses wasn’t reached, the price action suggests investors felt there was […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

FLASH: Gold Firmed, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a this Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs to be lifted, while President Trump wants to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risks lurk around each corner as geopolitical tensions ramp up on a global scale

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risks lurk around each corner as geopolitical tensions ramp up on a global scale

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risks lurk around each corner as geopolitical tensions ramp up on a global scale We had a brief scare on trade comments from Mnuchin and Lighthizer which sent the yen on a tear in early Asia, down to the aforementioned lows from a touch away from 111 the figure while markets […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump Sunday increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a this Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs to be lifted, while President Trump wants to keep […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) higher as nervous investors seek safe-haven assets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) higher as nervous investors seek safe-haven assets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) higher as nervous investors seek safe-haven assets USD/JPY has continued where it left off on Friday, as the pair as lost ground on Monday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 110.87, down 0.20% on the day. Earlier in the day, the pair touched a low of 110.28, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump Sunday increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods this Friday, and targets $325-B more soon. The President’s aggressive strategy drew bi-partisan support from US Senate Democratic leader […]

President Trump Tuned Out the Noise Tweeting, “Kim will do nothing to interfere…denuclearization ‘”will happen”

President Trump Tuned Out the Noise Tweeting, “Kim will do nothing to interfere…denuclearization ‘”will happen”

Saturday, President Donald brushed off noise of a possible weapons test by NKorea, vowing that leader Kim Jong Un “will do nothing to interfere” and that a denuclearization deal with the US “will happen.” The Tweet, posted while President Trump was in route to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, was the President’s 1st […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat (May Day Holiday) Notes: Investors await US employment figures due later today, which is forecast to show 185,000 net new jobs were added in April and the unemployment rate steady at 3.8% Reflecting investor sentiment in gold, holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat (May Day Holiday) Note: USD consolidated in Asia Thursday after recovering from a brief spill overnight when markets were whipsawed by mixed messages on policy from the Fed. There was little immediate reaction to a report the United States and China were nearing a trade […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Down, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat (May Day Holiday) Note: China and the United States began their latest talks in Beijing on Wednesday aimed at ending a bitter trade dispute, after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he had a “nice” working dinner the night before with China Vice Premier […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Note: The quiet start to the week in global equity markets comes ahead of a 2-day meeting of the policy-setting FOMC. The committee is set to release its latest statement at 2:00p EDT (1800 GMT) Wednesday. We have now turned from sentiment where this […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Note: We have now turned from sentiment where this stock rally was 1 where professionals did not take part in, to a fast paced entry where hedge funds and investors are chasing markets they have been betting against. While the strong US GDP data […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: China, the world’s biggest buyer of Iranian oil, this week formally complained to the United States over its unilateral Iran sanctions. Crude Oil output in the United States, which turned into the world’s Top producer last year, last week edged back to its […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) longer-term money starting to come back into this market

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) longer-term money starting to come back into this market

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) longer-term money starting to come back into this market After the Bank of Japan basically said nothing new during Asian trading, you can see that the market has gone back and forth and still looks a bit confused as to where to go next. However, we have been in a nice uptrend […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: The International Energy Agency (IEA), a watchdog for Crude Oil consuming countries, said in a statement Tuesday that markets are “adequately supplied” and that “global spare production capacity remains at comfortable levels.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced “that as of May 2, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) signs of bullish reversal

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) signs of bullish reversal

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) signs of bullish reversal Intraday bias in USD/JPY remains neutral for the moment with focus on 112.13 key resistance. Decisive break there will resume whole rise from 104.69 for 100 % projection of 109.71 to 111.82 and 110.84 at 112.95 first. On the downside, firm break of 111.69 minor support will […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Higher Notes: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced “that as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently importing Iranian Crude or condensate.” US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters trade negotiations between the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looks comfortable at its recent highs however and could well push on

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looks comfortable at its recent highs however and could well push on

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looks comfortable at its recent highs however and could well push on The Japanese Yen remains on the defensive against the US Dollar with USD/JPY still quite comfortable at two-month highs. Admittedly a bit of range trading has in the past few days replaced the more obvious uptrend on the daily chart. But long Easter holiday weekends […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Following the Good Friday holiday, markets in Britain, Germany and France will remain closed for Easter Monday, while those in the United States will reopen. Brent and US Crude futures surged to 6-month highs on reports that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rises back up to key level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rises back up to key level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rises back up to key level USD/JPY technicals are looking increasingly bullish despite key resistance placing a temporary cap on the uptrend. The 112.20-30 level is holding just as it did back in early March, yet at the same time the pair remains in an intact 4-week uptrend and the chart’s […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: US Crude Oil inventories fell by 3.1-M bbls in the week ended 12 April to 452.7-M, compared with analysts’ expectations for an increase of 1.7-M bbl, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) released Tuesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies including Russia, known as OPEC+, will meet in June to decide whether to continue withholding supply. That comes after they previously agreed to crimp output by 1.2-M BPD from 1 January for 6 months. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) is back within its old uptrend

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) is back within its old uptrend

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) is back within its old uptrend The Japanese Yen has returned to the defensive against the US Dollar after a period of daily-chart strength last week, with USD/JPY well illustrating the value of Fibonacci retracement levels to technical analysis. Between April 7 and 10 the pair retreated below the uptrend channel which had previously […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on big bank earnings. Comments from Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida that the U.S. economy is in a “good place” but reemphasizing the Fed’s patience on rate hikes, also helped to reassure investors Thursday ahead of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Eased Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings. President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on $11-B worth of European Union products, heightening tensions over a long-running transatlantic Airbus subsidy dispute. European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Firm,Stocks Eased Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings, as the S&P 500 ends 8 day rally with a Fibo recap. Investors will also focus on a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting Wednesday. President Donald Trump threatened to impose […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings as the S&P 500 continues to drive North Eastern forces Monday were advancing on the Libyan capital Tripoli in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors reacting to Friday’s mixed U.S. jobs report

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors reacting to Friday’s mixed U.S. jobs report

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors reacting to Friday’s mixed U.S. jobs report Investors may have grown tired of buying strength and may be setting up for a correction into value territory. Also a drop in Treasury yields may also be signaling confirmation of the Fed’s dovish policy. Given last week’s U.S. and China manufacturing PMI […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: The world’s nvestors are now focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose to a 1-week high Monday as USD edged lower, while investors awaited minutes of the Fed’s March FOMC meeting Wednesday. Spot gold gained about 0.4% […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to monitor the direction of U.S. Treasury yields

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to monitor the direction of U.S. Treasury yields

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to monitor the direction of U.S. Treasury yields Dollar/Yen traders will continue to monitor the direction of U.S. Treasury yields and appetite for risky assets. If both continue to rise then the Forex pair should move higher although buyers could run into resistance at 111.940 and 112.137. The price […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Steady Note: Investors are now awaiting the US jobs numbers for more signals on the strength of the economy. Reuters reported Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its Crude Oil in currencies other than USDs if Washington passes a bill exposing OPEC members to US […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) reaching towards the ¥111.50 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) reaching towards the ¥111.50 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) reaching towards the ¥111.50 level The US dollar has rallied a bit during the trading session on Thursday, reaching towards the ¥111.50 level. That is an area that extends all the way to the ¥112 level, and therefore it will be very interesting to see whether or not the market can break […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Up Note: The Chinese RMB Yuan will hold its recent gains Vs USD, and likely make a move forward from current marks over the coming year, as optimism about a US-China trade deal offsets anxiety over weak domestic economic growth, a Reuters poll showed. In Asia […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) disappointing data weigh on the greenback

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) disappointing data weigh on the greenback

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) disappointing data weigh on the greenback For the second straight day on Wednesday, the USD/JPY pair struggled to make a decisive move in either direction and spent the second half of the day in a very tight range a little below the 111.50 mark. As of writing, the pair was up […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note:  3 of 8 countries granted waivers by Washington to import Crude Oil from Iran have cut the imports to Zero, the improved global market conditions would help reduce Iranian exports further. UK  Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she would seek another BREXIT […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant resistance that extends all the way up to the ¥112 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant resistance that extends all the way up to the ¥112 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant resistance that extends all the way up to the ¥112 level The US dollar has reached towards the ¥111.50 level, which is the beginning of significant resistance that extends all the way up to the ¥112 level. Once we break above there, then the market is very likely to take […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: China’s PMI number was the most significant monthly increase since Y 2012, which should ease concerns around a potential threat to Crude Oil demand. In Asia Gold: Gold prices declined to a more than 3-week lows Tuesday as waning global economic slowdown concerns lifted […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Heffx Technical Analysis

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Heffx Technical Analysis

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Heffx Technical Analysis The US dollar has gapped higher to kick off the trading session on Monday but has turned right back around to fill that gap already. With that in mind, I believe that this market is going to continue to go back and forth and look for some type of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: USD off 0.1% Vs Key rivals, after hitting its highest since 11 March Friday, while Asian stocks rallied as positive Chinese factory data and signs of progress in US-China trade talks supported sentiment. In Asia Gold: Gold prices up Monday as USD backed off […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to be influenced by a slew of major U.S. economic data

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to be influenced by a slew of major U.S. economic data

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to be influenced by a slew of major U.S. economic data The Dollar/Yen closed higher last week as investors shrugged off predictions of a U.S. recession later in the year. Although U.S. Treasury yields tumbled to multi-year lows, the dollar lost no value against the Japanese Yen. There wasn’t even […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major Fibonacci level at 110.452

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major Fibonacci level at 110.452

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major Fibonacci level at 110.452 The Dollar/Yen is trading lower early Thursday amid another drop in U.S. Treasury yields and further weakness in the global equity markets. Traders are reacting to lower shares in Asia on Thursday, which are falling in reaction […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Flat Note: China has made unprecedented proposals in talks with the United States on a range of issues including forced technology transfer as the 2 sides work to overcome remaining obstacles to a deal to end their trade dispute, US officials said Wednesday. In Asia Gold: […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) yen dips, consumer data ahead

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) yen dips, consumer data ahead

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) yen dips, consumer data ahead USD/JPY has edged higher on Wednesday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 110.32, down 0.28% on the day. On the release front, there are no Japanese indicators. In the U.S., the trade deficit narrowed to $51.1 billion, better than expected. On Thursday, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will address Conservative Party lawmakers, possibly to set out a timetable for her departure, to win support for her 2X-rejected BREXIT deal as the Parliament prepares to vote on a variety of possible options. A senior International Monetary Fund […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Volatility continues

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Volatility continues

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Volatility continues After a listless start to the week, USD/JPY has posted considerable gains on Tuesday. In Tuesday’s North American session, the pair is trading at 110.56, up 0.54% on the day. In the U.S., economic data disappointed. Building permits slowed to 1.30 million, shy of the estimate of 1.32 million. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Market participants are keeping a close watch on the latest round of US-China trade negotiations, scheduled to start Thursday in Beijing, and the next BREXIT vote. British lawmakers will now vote on a range of BREXIT options Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) U.S. yield curve inverted

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) U.S. yield curve inverted

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) U.S. yield curve inverted The euro gained on Monday as a stronger-than-forecast German business confidence survey allayed some fears about a recession and pulled the safe-haven yen from a six-week high against the dollar. Financial markets around the globe were roiled on Friday, stemming from anxiety about an economic downturn after […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: A US trade delegation headed by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit China on 28-29 March which will be followed by a trip by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He to Washington in early April. Concerns about a potential US […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) softness in the greenback

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) softness in the greenback

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) softness in the greenback The US dollar has pulled back a bit during the trading session again on Thursday, reaching towards the ¥110 level, an area that is major support. The moving averages above of course cause some noise in general, right around the ¥111 level. Ultimately, the market should continue to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Dowu, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed held interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year at none and release details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet in September. US Crude Oil stockpiles last […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Still Eyes 112 Resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Still Eyes 112 Resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Still Eyes 112 Resistance The Japanese Yen has yet to surrender a key short-term psychological resistance point to the US Dollar, but it may do so very soon. USD/JPY remains well within the uptrend channel which has bounded trade for much of this year. However, the JPY112.00 level has capped the market. The pair […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year to 1-2 or none, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral Consolidation from 112.13 is still in progress and intraday bias remains neutral first. As long as 110.35 support hold, near term outlook remains bullish. On the upside, break of 112.13 will resume the rally from 104.69 to 114.54 resistance next. However, firm break of 110.35 should confirm near […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady Notes: UK PM May’s BREXIT plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of Parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. She has just 2 days […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moving towards the top of the bullish channel

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moving towards the top of the bullish channel

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moving towards the top of the bullish channel The USD/JPY bullish break could see price move towards the top of the bullish channel and the Fibonacci targets of wave 5 vs 1+3. This breakout could be part of an impulsive third wave (purple) whereas a bearish breakout could indicate a pauze […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: Data Friday showed US manufacturing output fell for a 2nd month running in February and factory activity in New York state hit near a 2 low this month, further evidence of a sharp slowdown in economic growth early in Q-1. In Asia Gold: Spot […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral this week for some more consolidation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral this week for some more consolidation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral this week for some more consolidation USD/JPY rebounded further last week but was held below 112.13 resistance. Initial bias remains neutral this week for some more consolidation. But still, as long as 110.35 support hold, near term outlook remains bullish. On the upside, break of 112.13 will resume […]

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

The growing mystery of where China’s rapid slowdown is headed may become the biggest risk on the horizon. The world economy. Recession Watch: The global economy’s in its weakest shape since the financial crisis 10 years ago. China got more affirming evidence of its Big slowdown, with industrial output and retail sales softening and a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: The Bank of Japan’s kept interest rates unchanged Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the 2 sides making further substantive progress on trade talks, China’s official Xinhua news […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) increased demand for risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) increased demand for risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) increased demand for risk The Dollar/Yen is trading higher on Thursday, reversing yesterday’s weakness. Increased demand for risk is helping to dampen the Japanese Yen’s appeal as a safe-haven asset and rising U.S. Treasury yields are making the U.S. Dollar a more attractive investment. The move are being fueled by positive […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Flat Notes: The United States aims to cut Iran’s Crude exports by about 20% to below 1-M BPD from May by requiring importing countries to reduce purchases to avoid US sanctions, 2 sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Both sources said they were […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Renewed Demand for Safe-Haven Protection

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Renewed Demand for Safe-Haven Protection

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Renewed Demand for Safe-Haven Protection Safe-haven buying is helping to drive the Dollar/Yen lower on Wednesday. Treasury yields are down, making the dollar a less-attractive investment and stocks are under pressure, sending investors into the safety of the Japanese Yen. The catalyst behind the early weakness in the Forex pair is […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) 112.00 still eludes bulls to the upside

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) 112.00 still eludes bulls to the upside

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) 112.00 still eludes bulls to the upside The Japanese Yen has managed to fend off challenges from Dollar bulls since late February with the psychological 112.00 level remaining out of reach for USD/JPY. The pair did manage to poke above that point on an intraday basis on February 28 and again on March […]

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

The global economy’s softened throughout Y 2018 has left the pace of expansion the weakest since the global financial crisis a decade ago. A new GDP tracker puts world growth at 2.1% on a Q-Q annualized basis, down from about 4% in the middle of last year. While there is a chance that the economy […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could see a bounce

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could see a bounce

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could see a bounce The US dollar fell hard against the Japanese yen initially during the trading session on Friday after the ¥111.50 level gave away. Beyond that, we had a jobs number that was horrific, in the sense that only 20,000 jobs were added last month, as opposed to the expected […]

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

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

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) BoJ in Focus BSI larger manufacturing conditions figures for the 1st quarter are due out on Monday. The data is unlikely to have an impact on the Yen, which will continue to be driven by market risk sentiment. The markets will need to consider the BoJ’s monetary policy decision on Friday. The […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) should remain very calm

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) should remain very calm

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) should remain very calm The US dollar has done very little against the Japanese yen during trading on Thursday, as we continue to bounce around between the ¥112 level on the top, and the ¥111.50 level on the bottom. Looking at this chart, it’s obvious that we are simply waiting for some type […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) resistance near the ¥112 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) resistance near the ¥112 level

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) resistance near the ¥112 level The US dollar has rallied again during the trading session on Tuesday, slamming into the ¥112 level. This is a crucial level on the chart, and as a result if we can break above here on a daily close, perhaps clearing it by 25 pips or so, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors waiting to see what the jobs number is going to be

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors waiting to see what the jobs number is going to be

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors waiting to see what the jobs number is going to be The US dollar is running into a significant amount of resistance at the ¥112 level, basically where we started the major selloff from. At this point, the market continues to go back and forth at this area, and quite frankly […]

Economic Tell: Swiss Watch Exports + 6.3% in Y 2018

Economic Tell: Swiss Watch Exports + 6.3% in Y 2018

FLASH: Asia accounted for over 50% of that turnover According to The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, Swiss watch exports in Y 2018 grew 6.3% Y-Y to CHF 21.2-B. Although the value of exports was up, the total number of watches exported declined by 2.3% to 23.7-M items there were 570,000 fewer timepieces […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Strong Appetite for Risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Strong Appetite for Risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Strong Appetite for Risk The Dollar/Yen posted a strong gain last week on the back of a sharp rise in U.S. Treasury yields. This widened the spread between U.S. Government bond yields and Japanese Government bond yields, making the U.S. Dollar a more attractive investment. After posting a mostly sideways trade […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Appetite for Risk Could Trigger Surge Over 112.335

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Appetite for Risk Could Trigger Surge Over 112.335

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Appetite for Risk Could Trigger Surge Over 112.335 The Dollar/Yen rose to its highest level since December 20 last week as demand for higher risk assets jumped amid a more upbeat outlook on some of the major economies of the world and the prospect of a trade deal between the United […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pressing major resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pressing major resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pressing major resistance The US dollar has initially pulled back during the trading session on Thursday but has turned around to break above the ¥111 level slightly. There is a massive amount of resistance above, and I think that should be something that you pay attention to. The ¥111.50 level is a […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors eye Japanese manufacturing, retail sales

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors eye Japanese manufacturing, retail sales

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors eye Japanese manufacturing, retail sales USD/JPY has recorded slight gains on Wednesday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 110.85, up 0.25% on the day. On the release front, U.S. data was mixed. Factory orders were up 0.1%, well off the forecast of 1.5%. Pending Home Sales […]

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

$GS, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: On the global markets, some green shoots are emerging. The global economy may have already bottomed out, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Economist in a note Tuesday. While growth remains soft, Goldman’s current activity indicator in February is slightly above the downwardly-revised December and January numbers. Some green […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Lack of Clarity Over Trade Deal

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Lack of Clarity Over Trade Deal

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Lack of Clarity Over Trade Deal The Dollar/Yen is trading lower on Tuesday in reaction to a drop in U.S. Treasury yields and lower demand for risky assets. This comes just one day after the Forex pair jumped to its highest level since December 27 on the back of higher Treasury […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus is on inflation data

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus is on inflation data

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus is on inflation data USD/JPY has posted slight gains on Monday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 111.10, up 0.38% on the day. It’s a light day for fundamentals, with no key events out of the United States. In Japan, the focus is on inflation data. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Higher Notes: US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. President Trump on the way to Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Monday as USD fell Vs the RMB Yuan after President Trump said he would delay an increase […]

Focus this week for Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) traders should be on U.S. Treasury yields

Focus this week for Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) traders should be on U.S. Treasury yields

Focus this week for Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) traders should be on U.S. Treasury yields Last week’s mostly sideways trade in the USD/JPY sent a message to me that investors weren’t worried about risk or the direction of interest rates. The muted reaction to the mixed-to-potentially bearish U.S. economic data further confirmed my assessment. However, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant resistance The US dollar rallied a bit against the Japanese yen, but it seems as if we are still struggling at the 200 day EMA, and of course the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. The ¥111 level is significant resistance in and of itself, and as you can see to the left there […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China have a deal in the works meeting continue in Washington. Sentiment also got a lift after the Fed Wednesday affirmed it would be “patient” on further interest rate rises. In Asia Gold: Gold […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) sits at 110.80 levels but the 111.00 handle still proves to be elusive

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) sits at 110.80 levels but the 111.00 handle still proves to be elusive

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) sits at 110.80 levels but the 111.00 handle still proves to be elusive The pair continues to find support from around 110.50 and buyers broke back above the 100-hour MA (red line) in earlier trading to establish a more near-term bullish bias. The break comes after yet more disappointing data from […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Lower, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China expected in Washington Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level this week. Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or […]

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