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Hollowing Out

Hollowing Out

Of the past few decades, the manufacturing sectors of some of the world’s leading economies have contracted significantly. After peaking in 1979 at more than 19 million (L2, p. 2), the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs shrank to roughly 12 million in 2013 (L4, p. 28). Other advanced economies have experienced a similar trend. In […]

Abenomics

Abenomics

After serving as prime minister briefly from 2006 to 2007, Shinzō Abe began a second term in December 2012. Soon after resuming office, he launched an ambitious plan to bolster Japan’s economy, which had been struggling with deflation and a lack of growth for nearly two decades.Abe’s program consists of three “arrows.” The first consists […]

USD/JPY is drifting lower; 102.30 is in sight

USD/JPY is drifting lower; 102.30 is in sight

FXStreet (Moscow) – USD/JPY retraced from intraday high of 102.57 to current levels of 102.37No news is good newsPositive US weekly jobless claims coupled with better than expected Philly FED survey encouraged investors on Thursday. and triggered mild USD buying into the end of the day. USD/JPY closed on the upper side of the day’s […]

Forex: Seasonal Forces May Overshadow German PPI, US Claims Data

Forex: Seasonal Forces May Overshadow German PPI, US Claims Data

Talking Points:Japanese Yen Outperformed on Nikkei 225 Drop, Kuroda Comments in Asia US Dollar, Euro Look for Cues in German PPI and US Jobless Claims Data Protective Profit-Taking May Drive Volatility in Pre-Holiday Trading Hours The Japanese Yen outperformed in overnight trade as the Nikkei 225 benchmark stock index declined, boosting demand for the safe-haven […]

USD/JPY rallies on declining yen safety demand

USD/JPY rallies on declining yen safety demand

FXStreet (London) – USD/JPY has rallied through the session so far after data released overnight indicated that the Chinese economy slowed less than consensus expectations in the first quarter. The slower than expected deceleration in Chinese growth damped demand for yen safety.Official Chinese GDP data released overnight showed that growth had fallen to an 18-month […]

USD/JPY rises above 102.00

USD/JPY rises above 102.00

FXStreet (Córdoba) – The USD/JPY rose above 102.00 reaching at 102.08, the strongest levels since April 10. The Nikkei 225 opened with important gains and after the first minutes is rising 1.60% as the Yen weakens across the board.The Governor of the Bank of Japan, H. Kuroda recently said that the easing program is having […]

Using ETFS To Trade Emerging And Developed Markets

Using ETFS To Trade Emerging And Developed Markets

When it comes to financial performance, there is a built in tradeoff between risk and reward. Generally speaking, higher returns are gained by increasing one’s exposure to risk. This is why most traders would expect a diversified portfolio in equities to outperform the returns of a series of GICs from their local bank.  For a […]

What’s the Risk of a Much Larger Japanese Yen Breakout?

What’s the Risk of a Much Larger Japanese Yen Breakout?

USD/JPY has come close to 101.60/70 resistance zone

USD/JPY has come close to 101.60/70 resistance zone

FXStreet (Moscow) – USD/JPY came close to the resistance area of 101.60/70 after opening at 101.42Invisible hand of BOJ?USD/JPY had another bearish day on Thursday as the pair dropped to new monthly lows at 101.31 and closed at 101.42 on the back of general US Dollar weakness and strong anti-risk sentiments. Though USD/JPY seems to […]

USD/JPY may be basing – RBS

USD/JPY may be basing – RBS

FXStreet (Bali) – According to Greg Gibbs, FX Strategist at RBS, USD/JPY may have found a bottom following its sharp fall this week.Key Quotes“In light of the weaker USD, the performance of the USD/JPY suggests that it is finding a bottom after its recent falls. As discussed yesterday, JPY should be viewed as the best […]

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