Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade optimism weighs on safe-haven assets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade optimism weighs on safe-haven assets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trade optimism weighs on safe-haven assets The USD/JPY started the day below the 109 handle on Thursday and spent the Asian session in a calm manner but rose sharply during the European trading hours after China’s Commerce Ministry said that the United States and China have agreed to roll back tariffs. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) expect choppy behaviour

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) expect choppy behaviour

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) expect choppy behaviour The US dollar pulled back slightly during the trading session on Wednesday in early trading, as we continue to bang up against the crucial 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. If we can get a major breakout from here, this could be monumental. The US dollar has pulled back a bit […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market looks more bullish in the short term

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market looks more bullish in the short term

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market looks more bullish in the short term The US dollar has rallied again during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching towards the ¥109 level which also features the 200 day EMA. The US dollar has rallied significantly during the trading session on Tuesday but is also testing the crucial 200 day EMA. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trapped between two major moving averages

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trapped between two major moving averages

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trapped between two major moving averages The US dollar gapped higher to kick the week off on Monday, showing signs of strength against the Japanese yen yet again. Ultimately, this is a market that is trapped between two major moving averages. The US dollar has gapped higher against the Japanese yen during the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations There is only one major economic report in the United States this week and none from Japan. This likely means investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations. At the end of the week, things were looking more upbeat for at […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Smashed, Bullish Strategies No Longer Attractive

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Smashed, Bullish Strategies No Longer Attractive

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Smashed, Bullish Strategies No Longer Attractive I had previously looked at bullish scenarios in USD/JPY for long-USD scenarios. But given yesterday’s reaction, that scenario no longer looks as attractive and, if anything, the door may soon be opening for short-side swing scenarios in the pair, looking for resistance in that key zone that […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Powell’s Optimism Drives Risk-On Rally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X)  Powell’s Optimism Drives Risk-On Rally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Powell’s Optimism Drives Risk-On Rally The Federal Reserve lowered interest rates for the third time this year by 25bp. While the move was widely expected, it triggered a small expansion in FX volatility. USD/JPY surged above 109 to a high of 109.28 before u-turning lower while EUR/USD dropped to 1.1080 and […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) further upside may be on the horizon

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) further upside may be on the horizon

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) further upside may be on the horizon USD/JPY has traded below its 200DMA since the beginning of May and today is no different with the pair rejecting 109.05. However, as investors continue to pile in USD/JPY longs further upside may be on the horizon, which in turn would see USD/JPY above the 200DMA. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fed Rate Cut Priced In, BOJ Rate Decision Uncertain

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fed Rate Cut Priced In, BOJ Rate Decision Uncertain

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fed Rate Cut Priced In, BOJ Rate Decision Uncertain Strong demand for risky assets and a surge in U.S. Treasury yields are helping to drive the Dollar/Yen higher on Monday. The moves are being eased by the hope of a trade deal between the United States and China, the lifting of […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk appetite remains fairly strong

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk appetite remains fairly strong

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk appetite remains fairly strong Dollar/yen showed little movement for a second straight week. It’s a busy week in Japan, with inflation and retail sales reports, as well as the Bank of Japan rate decision. In Japan, inflation levels remain weak. The BoJ Core CPI, the bank’s preferred inflation gauge, dipped to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bullish Development

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bullish Development

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bullish Development From the daily chart, we notice on Oct 3 USD/JPY stopped its downtrend move. On Oct 7 the price closed above 50-day average changing its course to the upside then printing 108.93 -its highest level in over six weeks. Today, USDJPY moves in a lower trading zone 107.30 – […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) to remain under pressure until the European Union (EU) responds to the request to delay the current Brexit deadline

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) to remain under pressure until the European Union (EU) responds to the request to delay the current Brexit deadline

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) to remain under pressure until the European Union (EU) responds to the request to delay the current Brexit deadline The Dollar/Yen is edging lower on Wednesday as Brexit confusion weighed on investor appetite for risk, sending them into the perceived safety of the Japanese currency. The catalyst generating the move into […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently trading around a pivotal technical juncture

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently trading around a pivotal technical juncture

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently trading around a pivotal technical juncture Once again drawn to the USD/JPY’s price action. Not that it has moved a lot – far from it – but because there is the potential for a sharp, technically-driven, move. As mentioned, rates haven’t moved much higher after breaking through 108.45 key resistance […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US Dollar Quiet Against Japanese Yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US Dollar Quiet Against Japanese Yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US Dollar Quiet Against Japanese Yen The US dollar did very little during the trading session on Monday, as traders came back from the weekend. Quite frankly, this looks as if it’s a market that doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere. The US dollar has done very little during the trading […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be keeping an eye on U.S. durable goods orders and consumer confidence

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be keeping an eye on U.S. durable goods orders and consumer confidence

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be keeping an eye on U.S. durable goods orders and consumer confidence Japan’s consumer inflation remains subdued. National Core CPI dipped to 0.3% in August, down from 0.5% a month earlier. This was the indicator’s weakest gain since March 2017. BoJ Governor Kuroda noted that CPI is around 0.5%, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently correcting gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently correcting gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently correcting gains The US Dollar started a fresh increase from the 107.75 swing low against the Japanese Yen. The USD/JPY pair broke the key 108.00 resistance area to move into a positive zone. Moreover, there was a close above the 108.40 resistance and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) showing signs of resiliency by turning around

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) showing signs of resiliency by turning around

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) showing signs of resiliency by turning around The US dollar pulled back a bit during the trading session on Tuesday, showing signs of resiliency by turning around as we approached the crucial 200 day EMA. At this point, it’s very likely that the market is going to try to break above that level, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) target 109.75-84

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) target 109.75-84

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) target 109.75-84 From the daily chart, we notice at the start of last week USD/JPY rallied above the 50-Day moving average, then on Thursday moved to a higher trading zone 107.30 – 108.61. On Friday, the price rebounded nearby the high end of the zone, similarly to EUR/JPY. Hence, a close […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US dollar continues to churn against Yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US dollar continues to churn against Yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US dollar continues to churn against Yen The US dollar has initially fallen during the trading session on Wednesday, only to turn around to rally against the Japanese yen. Quite frankly, there’s a lot of noise out there involving the US/China trade situation, and perhaps a little bit of hope as […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) supported early by a strong performance in the Asia Pacific markets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) supported early by a strong performance in the Asia Pacific markets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) supported early by a strong performance in the Asia Pacific markets The Dollar/Yen is inching lower on Tuesday after giving back earlier gains. The Forex pair was supported early by a strong performance in the Asia Pacific markets, but turned lower along with demand for higher-yielding assets in Europe and the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trump could trigger a break

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trump could trigger a break

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Trump could trigger a break The Dollar/Yen is trading lower on Monday as renewed concerns over U.S.-China trade relations encouraged investors to seek shelter in the safe-haven Japanese Yen. Last week, the Forex pair was pressured by a series of weaker-than-expected U.S. economic report that dramatically increased the chances of a […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fed Minutes Will Be Eyed Closely

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fed Minutes Will Be Eyed Closely

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fed Minutes Will Be Eyed Closely There are no major reports from Japan this week so the data from the U.S. will dictate the direction of the USD/JPY. Basically, lower Treasury yields and weaker stock prices will be bearish for the Forex pair. A drop in yields and trader demand for […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) reverses off downtrend resistance- risk for further losses sub-108.18

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) reverses off downtrend resistance- risk for further losses sub-108.18

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) reverses off downtrend resistance- risk for further losses sub-108.18 The Japanese Yen snapped a four-day losing streak against the US Dollar yesterday with price marking a reversal pattern off daily confluence resistance. These are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the USD/JPY price charts this week. Technical Outlook In my previous Japanese Yen Weekly Price Outlook we […]

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

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

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US dollar pressing resistance The US dollar has rallied again during the trading session on Tuesday against the Japanese yen, pressing against the 50% Fibonacci retracement level yet again. Just above, the 200 day moving average looms large. The US dollar has rallied a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching towards […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market will continue to move along with risk appetite

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market will continue to move along with risk appetite

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market will continue to move along with risk appetite The US dollar continues to be rather noisy against the Japanese yen, as we are stuck between two major moving averages. Underneath, we have the red 50 day EMA, with the black 200 day EMA above. As we are dancing around in this […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) recovers its upward momentum

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) recovers its upward momentum

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) recovers its upward momentum After several days of declines USD/JPY rebounded yesterday, stabilising around the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) of ¥107.06. If this can form a higher low, then a push above yesterday’s high will reinforce the bullish view and take the price on towards ¥108.40. Bears will want to see a move below […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) May Reverse

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) May Reverse

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) May Reverse USD: The US Dollar remains king as its major counterparts weaken, most notably GBP. The greenback appears to have shrugged off the initital fears pertaining to an impeachment of President Trump. That said, it would take a 2/3 majority in the Senate to be able to remove Trump from office. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely that some downside potential could prevail

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely that some downside potential could prevail

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely that some downside potential could prevail Yesterday, the US Dollar appreciated slightly against the Japanese Yen. During Tuesday, the USD/JPY currency pair was trading at the 107.60 mark. Given that the exchange rate is trading near the upper boundary of the short-term descending channel, it is likely that some downside […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to see a lot of back-and-forth grinding

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to see a lot of back-and-forth grinding

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to see a lot of back-and-forth grinding The US dollar has pulled back a bit against the Japanese yen initially during the trading session on Monday but has found a bit of buying at the 50 day EMA. That’s a technically significant event, and if we can stay above there, then […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trend is likely to continue because of uncertainties over U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trend is likely to continue because of uncertainties over U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trend is likely to continue because of uncertainties over U.S.-China trade relations The Dollar/Yen closed lower for the first time in three weeks in reaction to several factors including mixed central bank decisions, lower Treasury yields and a drop in demand for higher risk assets. The primary catalysts behind the weakness […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Price Forecast US Dollar Runs Into Resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Price Forecast US Dollar Runs Into Resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Price Forecast US Dollar Runs Into Resistance The US dollar has pulled back a bit against the Japanese yen during trading on Thursday as the 50% Fibonacci retracement level has made its presence known. That being said though, it’s very likely that the area that could cause quite a bit of issues not […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Federal Reserve meeting in focus

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Federal Reserve meeting in focus

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Federal Reserve meeting in focus The US dollar has done very little in the hours ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting as one would expect, and now that we are testing the ¥108 level it’s very likely that we are going to perhaps try to pop higher. If we can break above the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) testing weekly downtrend resistance ahead of Fed

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) testing weekly downtrend resistance ahead of Fed

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) testing weekly downtrend resistance ahead of Fed The US Dollar has rallied more than 3.6% against the Japanese Yen since the August lows / yearly lows with price now approaching broader downtrend resistance ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated FOMC interest rate decision. These are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the USD/JPY weekly price chart. USD/JPY […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) traders look for the safety of the yen after the drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) traders look for the safety of the yen after the drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) traders look for the safety of the yen after the drone attacks in Saudi Arabia The US dollar gapped lower against the Japanese yen as traders raced for caution and safety in the aftermath of those drone attacks. However, we have since spent the rest of the day trying to fill […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could rise sharply after the Fed announcement

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could rise sharply after the Fed announcement

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could rise sharply after the Fed announcement The Dollar/Yen reached its highest level since August 1 last week as investors continued to shed the safe-haven Japanese Yen in reaction to an easing of tensions between the United States and China, an improving U.S. economy and speculation that the Bank of Japan […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rises on BoJ Sources

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rises on BoJ Sources

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Rises on BoJ Sources Japanese Yen weakened on the back of source reports that BoJ policymakers could be open to a debate on further monetary easing, which would entail cutting rates deeper into negative territory. Consequently, this pushed USD/JPY to session highs, before gains had been capped yet again at the 107.50 […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Testing Major Retracement Zone at 106.890 to 107.463

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Testing Major Retracement Zone at 106.890 to 107.463

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Testing Major Retracement Zone at 106.890 to 107.463 The Dollar/Yen closed slightly lower on Friday, while posting an inside move. The price action suggests investor indecision and impending volatility. It also shows that traders had almost no reaction to the U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report, probably because it is not likely to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) puts in a monster day after FOMC-fuelled bounce

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) puts in a monster day after FOMC-fuelled bounce

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) puts in a monster day after FOMC-fuelled bounce USD/JPY finally tested above the 109.00 level, albeit temporarily. Since then bears have been on attack as prices have peeled all the way below 107.50, leaving a bearish engulfing candlestick on the chart. Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) builds support at 108.47

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) builds support at 108.47

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) builds support at 108.47 A similar scenario as discussed in USD/CHF exists currently in USD/JPY. Prices put in a lower-high earlier this week, keeping the door open for bearish swing scenarios. And price action so far this week has tipped-lower, finding support at a Fibonacci level of relevance; keeping potential on both sides of […]

Bank of Japan maintains monetary policy tools unchanged, Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains

Bank of Japan maintains monetary policy tools unchanged, Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains

Bank of Japan maintains monetary policy tools unchanged, Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains The Japanese Yen saw cautious gains even though the Bank of Japan left key monetary policy setting tools unchanged in July. The policy balance rate and 10-year government bond yield target held at -0.10% and 0.00% respectively. Meanwhile, the central bank maintained its 80 trillion Yen […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) BOJ is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) BOJ is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) BOJ is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged The Dollar/Yen rallied last week to its highest level since July 10 as investors pared expectations for aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cuts. The price action was also driven by a widening of the spread between U.S. Government bond yields and […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus will be keeping a close eye on the Bank of Japan

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus  will be keeping a close eye on the Bank of Japan

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus will be keeping a close eye on the Bank of Japan Japanese inflation remains well below the BoJ’s target of just below 2.0%, and last week’s inflation indicators showed little change. The bank’s preferred inflation gauge, BoJ Core CPI, ticked lower to 0.6%, down from 0.7% in the previous release. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) price action suggests investor indecision and impending volatility

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) price action suggests investor indecision and impending volatility

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) price action suggests investor indecision and impending volatility The Dollar/Yen finished slightly lower on Wednesday, while trading inside the previous day’s range. The price action suggests investor indecision and impending volatility. Investors showed little reaction to a volatile Treasury market where yields dipped and firmed during the same session. The price […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) in the middle of a consolidation area

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) in the middle of a consolidation area

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) in the middle of a consolidation area The US dollar initially tried to rally during the trading session on Wednesday but pulled back to reach towards the psychologically and structurally important ¥108 level. This is an area that has been supportive and resistive in the past, so it should be no surprise […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently in the middle of a consolidation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently in the middle of a consolidation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) currently in the middle of a consolidation The US dollar rallied significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, breaking above the top of the shooting star for the Monday session. By doing so, we cleared the ¥108 level as well, which of course is a round figure that should attract a lot […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) core inflation slowed to its weakest in two years

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) core inflation slowed to its weakest in two years

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) core inflation slowed to its weakest in two years In economic news, Japanese manufacturers’ business confidence hit a three-year low in July, highlighting the fragility of the export-led economy as external demand slackens in the face of cooling global growth and trade friction, the Reuters Tankan showed. Japan’s core inflation slowed […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could have another opportunity to resume its drop from Q2

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could have another opportunity to resume its drop from Q2

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) could have another opportunity to resume its drop from Q2 Against the Japanese Yen, the Greenback did lose some momentum this past week. This is in-line with my third quarter USD/JPY technical forecast as rising support from June 2016 was taken out. While at first this seemed to be a false breakout to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) plenty of reasons to rally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) plenty of reasons to rally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) plenty of reasons to rally The US dollar has pulled back against the Japanese yen during the trading session on Thursday but has found enough support at the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level to turn the market back around and show signs of life. At this point, the market looks as if we are […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) turns negative after being unable to break 108.30

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) turns negative after being unable to break 108.30

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) turns negative after being unable to break 108.30 The USD/JPY pair dropped below Asian session lows and fell to 108.04. As of writing it was trading at 108.05/10 with the negative tone intact. Earlier today, the pair was unable to break above the 108.30 area that became a strong resistance.  The […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) breaking above the top of the shooting star

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) breaking above the top of the shooting star

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) breaking above the top of the shooting star The US dollar broke higher during the trading session on Tuesday, breaking above the top of the inverted hammer that forms for the Monday session. By doing so, it shows signs of strength and we could very well see this market climb from here […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Risk Aviation Causing Losses

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Risk Aviation Causing Losses

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Risk Aviation Causing Losses Strong signs from the US central bank of a near US interest rate cut contributed to stronger losses for the US dollar against other major currencies. The USD / JPY pair fell back to the support level 107.85 at the time of writing, after its recent gains, which lasted […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) struggling to extend the momentum beyond the 109.00 handle

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) struggling to extend the momentum beyond the 109.00 handle

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) struggling to extend the momentum beyond the 109.00 handle The USD/JPY pair refreshed multi-week tops during the Asian session on Wednesday, albeit struggled to extend the momentum beyond the 109.00 handle. Following last week’s upbeat headline NFP print for June, diminishing odds for a 50bps point rate cut by the Fed […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) returns to resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) returns to resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) returns to resistance In a milder version of the above in EUR/USD, US Dollar strength has pushed USDJPY back up to a resistance zone that’s been in-play for over a month. The big question is whether this can hold or whether US Dollar bulls pose a continued forward-push. A break-above the 108.80 swing-high […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market should continue to try to break out to the upside

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market should continue to try to break out to the upside

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market should continue to try to break out to the upside The US dollar has rallied again during early trading on Monday, reaching towards the ¥108.50 level. At this point, the market looks as if it is trying to reach towards the 50 day EMA above, and if we can break above […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors eye central banks

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors eye central banks

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors eye central banks The Japanese Tankan indices were mixed. The manufacturing indicator slipped to 7, missing the estimate of 9 points. The services sector has been much stronger, and the index climbed to 23, beating the forecast of 21 points. Housing spending sparkled, with a gain of 4.0%. This was […]

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

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) stuck below trendline resistance The price of USD/JPY rallied off the lows yesterday, but for now remains below downtrend resistance from the April highs. A move above ¥108.00 would reinforce the emerging bullish picture, and perhaps suggest that a higher low is in play. This would be reversed if the price moves back […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance Also on the side of USD-weakness, USDJPY has pushed-lower from a key zone of resistance while filling this week’s opening gap. This keeps the door open for further bearish potential in the pair. Prices are finding a bit of short-term support at the 107.50 level that was looked at […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) highly sensitive to stock markets and risk appetite

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) highly sensitive to stock markets and risk appetite

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) highly sensitive to stock markets and risk appetite The US dollar has rolled over against the Japanese yen in early trading on Wednesday as we continue to see a major churn when it comes to this pair. Ultimately, this is a market that will continue to be very noisy based upon […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors now shift their focus to this week’s important US macro releases

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors now shift their focus to this week’s important US macro releases

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors now shift their focus to this week’s important US macro releases The USD/JPY pair quickly retreated around 30-pips from near two-week tops, albeit has managed to hold its neck comfortably above the 108.00 handle. The pair built on last week’s goodish recovery move from multi-month lows and opened with a […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) demand for risky assets should also be stronger

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) demand for risky assets should also be stronger

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) demand for risky assets should also be stronger I expect the initial reaction to the news to be bullish for the Dollar/Yen. I’m expecting firm U.S. Treasury yields which should drive up demand for the U.S. Dollar. Demand for risky assets should also be stronger. Whether the rally in the USD/JPY […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) struggles to find direction

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) struggles to find direction

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) struggles to find direction After climbing to its highest level in more than two weeks at 108.16, the USD/JPY pair lost its traction in the last hours and erased its daily gains. As of writing, the pair was virtually unchanged on a daily basis at 107.84. The latest reports surrounding the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) appears ripe for a pullback given the grind at support around the 107.00

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) appears ripe for a pullback given the grind at support around the 107.00

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) appears ripe for a pullback given the grind at support around the 107.00 Back on the short-side of the US Dollar, USDJPY has been an area of focus for the past month. The pair has done a fairly decent job of reflecting risk tonalities this year; flying-higher through Q1 as equity markets […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rises above 107 vs dollar, highest since January

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rises above 107 vs dollar, highest since January

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rises above 107 vs dollar, highest since January The U.S. dollar fell to a three-month low against the euro and dropped to its weakest against the Japanese yen since early January as the prospect of monetary easing by the Federal Reserve knocked demand for the U.S. currency. The euro hit a […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US dollar continues to look soft against the Japanese yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US dollar continues to look soft against the Japanese yen

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) US dollar continues to look soft against the Japanese yen The US dollar has rallied slightly early during the trading session on Monday, but when taken in concert with the overall trend, there’s not much to look at here. There should continue to be resistance above at the previous 61.8% Fibonacci retracement […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to continue to be determined by trader reaction to Treasury yields

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to continue to be determined by trader reaction to Treasury yields

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) likely to continue to be determined by trader reaction to Treasury yields Even with U.S. investors pricing in a 100-percent chance of a rate cut at the Fed’s next meeting on July 31, the direction of the USD/JPY is likely to continue to be determined by trader reaction to Treasury yields. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) holds key resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) holds key resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) holds key resistance USDJPY remains of interest for bearish USD-themes. The pair has held a big zone of resistance over the past two weeks as the USD fireworks have been on full display. As strength has returned to the Dollar over the past week, USDJPY has appeared immune as price action has continued to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) wait for another pullback higher

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) wait for another pullback higher

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) wait for another pullback higher Yesterday I opened two sell forex signals in AUD/USD and USD/JPY. USD/JPY had been retracing higher for the last two weeks after the strong decline three weeks ago, which looked like a good opportunity to sell since the pullback was overstretched. On the other hand, AUD/USD […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trapped in a tight 50-pip range

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trapped in a tight 50-pip range

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trapped in a tight 50-pip range USD/JPY is trading in a range between 108.20 and 108.70. The market seems to have found decent resistance at 108.55. The next supports to the downside are seen at 108.40 and 108.20. A break above 108.55 can lead to 108.70.  Overall, the bias in prices […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) price testing critical support zone

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) price testing critical support zone

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) price testing critical support zone USD/JPY is trading into a critical support zone we’ve been tracking for months now at 107.84-108.43– a region defined by the 61.8% retracement of the 2018 advance and the 2017 low-week close. A break below this key zone is needed to keep the bears in control targeting the 2013 trendline […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) unable to sustain a rally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) unable to sustain a rally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) unable to sustain a rally USD/JPY reinstated its southerly trajectory on Tuesday following a run to the upside that occurred in Asia with follow through in European markets. The pair was capped at 108.80 and resumed back to the top of the hourly cloud and support, albeit, currently trading below short […]

Moving Average On The Horizon For The Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X)

Moving Average On The Horizon For The Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X)

Moving Average On The Horizon For The Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) The Greenback is attempting to bounce back against the Japanese yen, establishing trade above the 108.50 level. Rates have stabilized since the 31 May plunge, with the USD/JPY putting in a short-term bottom in the vicinity of 108.00. During the U.S. overnight, Japan released a series […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be forced to make a decision due to a change in trading conditions

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be forced to make a decision due to a change in trading conditions

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be forced to make a decision due to a change in trading conditions The Dollar/Yen closed lower on Friday after posting a volatile outside trading range. The price action suggests investor indecision. Short-covering due to dampened concerns over safe-haven demand may be providing support, but expectations of a sooner-than-expected […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant support and extreme lows

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant support and extreme lows

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) significant support and extreme lows The US dollar has gone back and forth against the Japanese yen during the trading session on Tuesday, as we have seen a lot of volatility in this market. After all, we are at pretty significant support and extreme lows, so I think we may be trying […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Sold on Rising Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Bets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Sold on Rising Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Bets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Sold on Rising Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Bets While the US Dollar (USD) is a safe haven currency, rising concerns that the US economy could be in for a slowdown have left the Japanese Yen (JPY) as the market’s safe haven currency of choice, and the US Dollar to Japanese […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) find themselves still very much locked in a ‘battle of the havens’ as global uncertainties economic uncertainties multiply

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) find themselves still very much locked in a ‘battle of the havens’ as global uncertainties economic uncertainties multiply

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) find themselves still very much locked in a ‘battle of the havens’ as global uncertainties economic uncertainties multiply The Japanese Yen and the US Dollar find themselves still very much locked in a ‘battle of the havens’ as global uncertainties economic uncertainties multiply. It’s sobering to consider that many in the markets quite […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bulls now eyeing a move towards reclaiming the key 110.00 psychological mark

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bulls now eyeing a move towards reclaiming the key 110.00 psychological mark

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bulls now eyeing a move towards reclaiming the key 110.00 psychological mark The USD/JPY pair climbed to one-week tops in the last hour, with bulls now eyeing a move towards reclaiming the key 110.00 psychological mark. The pair continued gaining positive traction for the second consecutive session on Thursday and built […]

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

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

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) short-term pullback The 110.00 level has been of interest lately in USDJPY as last week saw prices push below this key area on the chart. This keeps USD/JPY in a bearish spot, although there may be need for a short-term pullback before the bearish side of the pair can become attractive again. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors watching BoJ inflation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors watching BoJ inflation

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors watching BoJ inflation USD/JPY has started the week with slight gains, erasing the losses seen on Friday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 109.54, up 0.21% on the day. On the release front, Japanese Services Producer Price Index, which has hovered at 1.1% for four straight […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mounting concerns that the trade war between the U.S. and China could persist longer and curb GDP growth more than first thought

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mounting concerns that the trade war between the U.S. and China could persist longer and curb GDP growth more than first thought

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) mounting concerns that the trade war between the U.S. and China could persist longer and curb GDP growth more than first thought This week is a holiday shortened week because of a U.S. banking holiday on Monday. There are no major reports from Japan. The major report from the U.S. is […]

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 […]

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%. […]

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 […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to see a lot of volatility

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to see a lot of volatility

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) will continue to see a lot of volatility The US dollar has gone back and forth during the trading session on Monday, as we continue to wonder what’s going to happen between the Americans and the Chinese. Ultimately, we are starting to see both of these countries verbally bash each other from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

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

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk aversion continues to dominate The USD/JPY pair closed the previous day below the 110 mark for the first time since early April yesterday and extended its slide today to touch its lowest level since the first week of February at 109.60. Following that drop, the pair staged a modest rebound […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market isn’t quite ready to break out of the consolidation area

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market isn’t quite ready to break out of the consolidation area

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) market isn’t quite ready to break out of the consolidation area The US dollar has fallen a bit during the Japanese yen during trading on Wednesday, reaching down towards the ¥110 level. That being said, it looks as if we are starting to find our sea legs as it were, and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will still keep an eye on the BoJ minutes of the March meeting

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will still keep an eye on the BoJ minutes of the March meeting

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will still keep an eye on the BoJ minutes of the March meeting Is a U.S-China trade deal around the corner? Negotiations continue, but investors remain in the dark as to when a historic deal could be sealed. If there are clear signs that a deal is near, risk appetite […]