forex jpy

Japanese trade data was weaker than expected once again over August, remaining in the red for a second consecutive month. The headline trade balance figure was -445 bln JPY, showing a stark increase from July’s -232 bln JPY. The seasonally adjusted number was also weak at – 190bln JPY, far worse than the expected -144 bln JPY figure the market w...

2018-09-19 James Harte Read more
forex technical analysis

Daily Forex Market Preview, 19/09/2018 The U.S. dollar was seen trading down on Tuesday. Fresh news about the U.S. slapping China with higher tariffs was met by China responding in the same. The markets were however to the reports. Economic data on the day was sparse. [shortcode-variables slug="act_tradeideas"] In New Zealand, the curr...

2018-09-19 John Benjamin Read more
forex japan gdp

The latest revised GDP numbers from Japan showed that the economy advanced faster than previously expected. The data on the final reading on the gross domestic product from the Cabinet Office showed that Japan's GDP advanced at an annual rate of 3.0% in the three months of April through June 2018. [caption id="attachment_60053" align="alignce...

2018-09-18 John Benjamin Read more
forex jpy

Like all currency pairs, there are certain peculiarities of Japan and their currency that make the JPY perform differently, and this can have an impact on how the market behaves. Consequently here are a few things from a fundamental perspective that could help you in trading yen pairs. [shortcode-variables slug="act_tradeideas"] Overview Th...

2018-09-12 Daniel John Grady Read more
central banks

As we move through the final month of the penultimate quarter of the year, I thought it would be good to have a quick catch up on where the four major G10 central banks are at. It's been a far busier summer than usual with ongoing trade disputes, political turmoil around Brexit and sharp moves in oil, equity and commodity markets which are all h...

2018-09-06 James Harte Read more
central bank

The Fed: Gradual Policy Tightening In Full Swing The Fed has reaffirmed its commitment to sticking to its plan of “gradual” policy normalisation with two more hikes forecast this year. The economic outlook is good, with the economy on track to grow by around 4% in Q2 2018, boosted by tax cuts with inflation continuing to creep higher. Employmen...

2018-07-05 James Harte Read more
bank of japan

The Bank of Japan has the option to adjust its already large monetary policy further, a high ranking official from the Bank of Japan said last week. The BoJ's deputy governor, Amamiya told a local newspaper that the central bank could adjust its monetary policy which has already expanded strongly with little to show for. His comments came as ...

2018-07-05 John Benjamin Read more

March Meeting Minutes Review The BOJ meeting minutes pour cold water on BOJ normalisation expectations following their release. Though the bank kept policy unchanged at current levels, as was widely expected, the market was taken slightly by surprise to learn that several on the BOJ board cautioned against a premature exit from the bank’s curre...

2018-05-08 James Harte Read more
BoJ Hawkish outlook

The Bank of Japan will be holding its monetary policy meeting later this week on Friday. The BoJ's meeting comes on the heels of the ECB meeting on Thursday. While no changes to interest rates are expected from the BoJ, the central bank's statement is likely to garner a lot of attention. The markets continue to flip-flop on the Japanese yen o...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more

The Bank of Japan will be one of the last central bank meetings lined up for this year this week. The central bank is expected to make no changes with its QQE program and interest rates which currently stand at -0.10%. This comes amid nascent signs of improvement in the economy. The BoJ meeting will conclude with the release of the monetary p...

2018-01-17 John Benjamin Read more