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Yen Misses Out on Flows to Risk-Off Currencies

Yen Misses Out on Flows to Risk-Off Currencies

Benjamin Spier, Technical Strategist

EUROPEAN SESSION UPDATE: Euro fails to react to a better than expected German business climate survey; PM Abe said the Japanese economy has benefitted from Forex movements…

We seem to be watching another risk-off session in today’s Forex trading, as the Franc and US Dollar are showing the biggest wins, and the three commodity currencies, CAD, NZD, and AUD, are showing the biggest losses. Equities have traded lower in both the European and Asian markets, and US futures are also pointing downwards.

However, the Yen does not seem to be showing any significant gains in today’s risk-off trading, possibly explained by a widespread rise in 10-year bond yields from many different countries, with the exception of Japanese government bonds.

There was little data in today’s European session, and a better than expected rise in the German IFO business climate survey failed to move the Euro significantly higher. Meanwhile, the Swiss 10-year bond yield rose above 1.00% for the first time since October 2011.

In Asia, Japan PM Abe further broke a taboo for Japanese officials to discuss Yen levels, as the leader said Forex movements until now have been positive for the economy. In China, further worries over a lack of liquidity and a Goldman Sachs downgrade of its Chinese growth forecast sent the Shanghai Composite index 5.30% lower and below 2000 for the first time since December.

The US Dollar is currently trading slightly below 98.00 against the Yen, and USD/JPY may again see support around 96.50. The pair may see further resistance by the 99.00 figure.

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USDJPYDaily: June 24, 2013

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Chart created by Benjamin Spier using Marketscope 2.0

-- Written by Benjamin Spier, DailyFX Research. Feedback can be sent to instructor@dailyfx.com .

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