We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

Free Trading Guides
EUR/USD
Mixed
GBP/USD
Bearish
USD/JPY
Bearish
Gold
Bullish
Oil - US Crude
Bearish
Bitcoin
Bearish
More View more
Real Time News
  • The Australian Dollar and New Zealand Dollar tend to rise with stocks. They have recently fallen despite gains in the #SP500. What does this mean for $AUDUSD and $NZDUSD ahead? #AUD #NZD #RBA #RBNZ - https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/article/special_report/2020/01/17/AUDUSD-NZDUSD-Outlook-Looks-Past-Stocks-to-Rate-Cut-Bets.html?CHID=9&QPID=917702 https://t.co/ddf2fV7Kyl
  • A few snippets from today's commentary. Check out the link below for the full story (via @DailyFX). https://t.co/I31tuq764r https://t.co/x0BaiOFA1P
  • Have you joined @DailyFX @facebook group yet? Discuss your #forex strategies and brush up on your skills with us here: https://t.co/jtY1G7g8yx https://t.co/e2YrN3dBrl
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Ripple are long at 98.00%, while traders in France 40 are at opposite extremes with 79.59%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/UL7hqSD2Ki
  • US Dollar Forecast: $USD Lacking Impetus Ahead of Consumer Sentiment #Forex traders shift focus away from US-China trade deal headlines - perhaps toward the monthly release of #ConsumerSentiment data for volatility and clues on the Greenback's next move https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/us_dollar_index/usd_trading_today/2020/01/16/us-dollar-forecast-usd-lacking-impetus-ahead-of-consumer-sentiment.html
  • Forex Update: As of 05:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇳🇿NZD: 0.11% 🇦🇺AUD: -0.02% 🇯🇵JPY: -0.03% 🇨🇭CHF: -0.05% 🇬🇧GBP: -0.06% 🇨🇦CAD: -0.07% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/Kxcb9EtIWb
  • Indices Update: As of 05:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: 0.45% France 40: 0.26% Wall Street: 0.07% US 500: 0.00% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/I5YIsKQAog
  • 🇯🇵 JPY Tertiary Industry Index (MoM) (NOV), Actual: 1.3% Expected: 1.0% Previous: -5.2% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2020-01-17
  • The $JPY has weakened as a bounce-back in risk appetite saps haven-asset demand. However, the old uptrend line still provides clear resistance. Get your market update from @DavidCottleFX HERE:https://t.co/IMhgQ9jbF9 https://t.co/I7087olftk
  • Heads Up:🇯🇵 JPY Tertiary Industry Index (MoM) (NOV) due at 04:30 GMT (15min), Actual: N/A Expected: 1.0% Previous: -4.6% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2020-01-17
JPY Rises as the BoJ looks to Tweak Monetary Policy - US Market Open

JPY Rises as the BoJ looks to Tweak Monetary Policy - US Market Open

2018-07-23 13:55:00
Justin McQueen, Analyst
Share:

Check out the brand new DailyFX trading forecasts for Q3

MARKET DEVELOPMENTS – JPY ADVANCES ON REPORTS THAT THE BOJ COULD TWEAK POLICY AT UPCOMING MEETING

US equity futures are on the backfoot (DJIA -0.1%, Nasdaq 100 -0.3%, S&P 500 -0.1%) to begin the week. This follows similar declines in EU bourses as investors weigh uncertainty over trade wars amid reports at the back end of last week with optimism over earning season.

JPY: The Japanese Yen has been the outperformer following reports that the BoJ could potentially tweak its policy at the upcoming meeting. Subsequently, speculation has increased that the BoJ may announce measures to scale back its massive monetary policy stimulus. The sources piece noted that the BoJ were in active discussions in regard to altering its yield curve control target and stock buying techniques in order to increase its effective in order to push up inflation. USDJPY briefly broke through the 111.00 handle to the downside, however a recovery in the Dollar has seen initial losses pared.

USD: The US Dollar has clawed back some of the Trump-inspired losses on Friday as US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin reassured markets that Trump was not trying to intervene in FX markets and respects the independence of the Fed. Alongside this, firmer US yields have lifted the Dollar this morning, while eyes will be on Friday’s GDP report, whereby expectations are as high as 5%.

GBP: The main focus for GBP traders today will be comments from Bank of England rate setter Ben Broadbent at 1700GMT, who is the last scheduled speaker before next week’s Quarterly Inflation Report. An upbeat assessment from the deputy governor and no overtly dovish rhetoric will likely provide support for GBP and certainty over a rate hike next week. Although the Pound remains vulnerable to headline risk centred around Brexit and the turbulent politics in the UK. GBP may find as a reprieve as parliament go into recess on July 24th, which in turn may lower the political noise for the time being.

Crude Oil:Brent crude futures have risen over 1.5% this morning following the war of words over the weekend by Iran and Trump. This comes amid the growing pressure from the US to end its nuclear program, through demanding that Iranian oil sales be brought to zero, alongside the looming US sanctions. Consequently, this has prompted the Iranian President to threaten to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is the world’s most crucial waterway, in order to potential counter US sanctions that will come into effect in November.

DailyFX Economic Calendar: Monday, July 23, 2018 – North American Releases

JPY Rises as the BoJ looks to Tweak Monetary Policy - US Market Open

DailyFX Webinar Calendar: Monday, July 23, 2018

JPY Rises as the BoJ looks to Tweak Monetary Policy - US Market Open

Five Things Traders are Reading

  1. US Dollar Drops Back to Support; EUR/USD Resistance Test Ahead of ECBby James Stanley, Currency Strategist
  2. Crude Oil Prices Surge as Iran Threatens to Close Major Oil Chokepoint” by Justin McQueen, Market Analyst
  3. CoT Update – Speculative Gold Long Smallest Since January 2016by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst
  4. GBPUSD Price Analysis: Potential Recovery with Eyes on BoEby Justin McQueen, Market Analyst
  5. Strong US Q2 GDP Print Will Boost USD, Limit Gold Rally” by Nick Cawley, Market Analyst

--- Written by Justin McQueen, Market Analyst

To contact Justin, email him at Justin.mcqueen@ig.com

Follow Justin on Twitter @JMcQueenFX

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES

News & Analysis at your fingertips.