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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Yen Depreciated against the Dollar

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) succumbed to the US dollar’s strength. The Japanese yen (FXY) closed the week at 110.67.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar Is Dominating the Forex Markets

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) managed a sharp recovery last week. The appreciation seemed to be due to tariff announcements.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Treasury Yields and Trade War Fears Driving USD-JPY Price Action

    The Japanese yen returned to weakness against the US dollar as political uncertainty in the euro area fell at the end of the week that ended on June 1.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Safe-Haven Demand Push the Japanese Yen Higher?

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) managed its first weekly gain against the US dollar in nine weeks.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Driving the US Dollar Higher?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued to appreciate but did so slowly in the week that ended on May 25.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Fed Minutes Could Put Further Pressure on the Yen

    Last week, the Japanese yen depreciated against the US dollar for the eighth consecutive week as the dollar continued its upward surge.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can the US Dollar Continue to Surge Higher?

    Last week, the US dollar index bounced back from a minor pullback in the week ended May 11, aided by the rise of bond yields.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could There Be Respite for the Falling Yen?

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated against the US dollar for a seventh consecutive week, despite US dollar weakness.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drove the US Dollar Lower Last Week

    The US dollar index (UUP) took a breather last week, closing at 92.44, 0.03% higher than its close of 92.41 in the week ended May 4.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Japanese Yen Continue to Depreciate against the US Dollar?

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated against the US dollar for a sixth consecutive week as the US dollar continued to rally.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dollar Bears Under Pressure as Short Squeeze Continues

    In April, the US dollar index posted one of its best monthly gains (2.0%) since November 2016, and it looks set to continue with the trend this month.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Next for the Yen after Global Risks Recede?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated against the US dollar for a fifth consecutive week, as the US dollar continued to rally on the back of higher bond yields and the prospect of a faster rate hike pace from the US Fed.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the US Dollar Appreciate with Bond Yields?

    The US dollar index saw one of the best weeks in over a year as the US dollar surged past many major currencies.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bank of Japan: Weak Data Might Mean More Easing

    In the absence of any risk-off events, the Japanese yen will likely depreciate against the US dollar this week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could the Japanese Yen Bounce Back This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN), a safe haven asset, has failed to appreciate despite an increase in uncertainty in recent weeks.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar Falls after Trump Comments on April 16

    The US dollar (UUP) came under pressure after Donald Trump fired off a tweet about Russia and China on Monday.

    By Ricky Cove
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    What’s in Store for the Japanese Yen This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) managed to claw back its losses after a scare about a second round of tariffs hit the global financial markets last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Japanese Yen Depreciated Last Week

    For the week ended March 9, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 106.80 compared to the US dollar (UUP), an appreciation of 0.99%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the US Dollar Could Gain This Week

    According to Reuters’ calculations, the US dollar’s net short positions decreased to -$11.5 billion compared to -$11.3 billion in the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Trade Tensions Could Push the Japanese Yen Higher

    The Japanese yen (JYN) regained its strength against the US dollar. Risk aversion led to increased demand for the safe-haven currency.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Fed Could Drive the Japanese Yen This Week

    The Japanese yen (JYN) gave up some of its gains in the previous week as the US dollar appreciated on the back of increased odds of US rate hikes in the near future.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Could Give Up Recent Gains

    The Japanese yen (JYN) managed to hold on to its gains from the past two weeks despite the increase in risk appetite.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Equity Market Rout Stalled: Will US Dollar Resume Its Slide?

    The US Dollar Index, whose slide had been stalled in the past two weeks, saw losses as markets recovered last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Japanese Yen Has Outperformed Other Currencies

    Japanese yen sees a huge surge in demand The Japanese yen (JYN), along with the US dollar, saw a sharp increase in demand as risk aversion gripped global markets. The yen is considered a safe haven in times of market sell-offs because of its current account surplus. In the week ended February 9, the yen (FXY) closed […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    What’s Boosted the US Dollar

    US dollar posts second consecutive weekly gain Last week, the US dollar index, which has seen continuous declines in the last two months, managed to close in positive territory for a second consecutive week. Increased demand for safe-haven assets during the recent equity market rout boosted demand for the US dollar in foreign exchange markets. In […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Japanese Yen Depreciated against the Dollar Last Week

    The Japanese yen (JYN) retracted against the US dollar last week as US dollar bulls tried to take control.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Have We Seen a Short-Term Bottom for the Dollar?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) managed to close in positive territory in the week ended February 8, 2018, after posting seven consecutive weekly losses.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could the Bank of Japan Drive the Yen Lower this Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) registered its second consecutive weekly gain against the US dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How the US Dollar Could React to a US Government Shutdown

    According to the January 19 Commitment of Traders report, released by the Chicago Futures Trading Commission, large speculators have turned bearish on the US dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Finally Appreciated against the US Dollar

    During the week ended January 12, the yen (FXY) closed at 111.04 against the US dollar (UUP), compared to 113.08 in the week ended January 5, appreciating by 1.8%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Dollar Is Losing Its Appeal

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued its decline, posting a fourth consecutive weekly loss during the week ended January 12.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Japan’s Manufacturing Activity Improved in December 2017

    Japan’s manufacturing activity in December Japan’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved in December 2017, rising to 54 from 53.6 in November 2017. Whereas the index was slightly below the preliminary market estimate of 54.2, it marked the strongest expansion in manufacturing activity since February 2014. The solid rise in Japan’s manufacturing PMI in December 2017 was mainly due […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can the Japanese Yen Rise against the US Dollar?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) is the only currency that is unable to capture the weakness in the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Dollar Began 2018 with Losses

    The US Dollar index (UUP) began 2018 on a negative note, posting losses against most of the major currencies.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Could the US Dollar Fare in 2018?

    The US dollar’s long-term outlook looks marginally better in 2018 than in 2017.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Can the US Dollar Gain Back Lost Ground This Week?

    The US Dollar index (UUP) failed to capitalize last week on the optimism from Congress passing the US tax reform bill.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Ripple Crosses $1 for the First Time on December 21

    For the first time in history, the price of ripple has surpassed $1.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How the Bank of Japan Could Have an Impact on the Yen This Week

    For the week ended December 15, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 112.58 against the US dollar (UUP), appreciating by 0.79%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Dollar Resisted the Fed’s Latest Rate Hike

    According to Reuters, the US dollar (USDU) net short positions increased to ~-$7.8 billion during the week ended December 15 compared to ~-$4.3 billion in the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the US Dollar Surge Higher after FOMC Meeting?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued its ascent against the other major currencies as investors positioned for a rate hike from the Fed and reacted to the increased possibility of tax reforms by the end of this year.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the US Dollar Surge on Tax Reform News?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) managed to close the week ending December 1 in positive territory with a gain of 0.14%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Speculators Are Reacting to a Rising Japanese Yen

    Last week, the Japanese yen gained for the third consecutive week against the US dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Reasons behind a 3rd Weekly Loss for the US Dollar

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) had another bad week as traders offloaded long dollar positions amid tax reform uncertainty last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could US Dollar Recover This Week?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued to struggle as the fate of US tax reform remains uncertain.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will US Dollar Survive Tax Reform Uncertainty?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) lost steam last week after posting three consecutive weekly gains.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Japanese Yen Fell after the Bank of Japan’s Statement

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued depreciating against the majors as political stability guaranteed the continuation of Abenomics.

    By Ricky Cove
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    US Dollar Survived Dovish FOMC Statement, Lackluster Jobs Report

    The US dollar index (UUP) remained supported last week despite a dovish FOMC statement and a lower-than-expected rise in monthly non-farm payrolls.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Japanese Yen Is Expected to Depreciate More

    Since the Japanese election results, the Japanese yen has depreciated. The Bank of Japan is expected to continue the accommodative policy.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Recent Election Results Are Positive for Japan

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s call for an early election worked in his favor. He called for a snap election to take advantage of his high ratings.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Bank of Japan: No Changes in the October Policy Meeting

    At its October policy meeting, the Bank of Japan left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged. The decision was made by an 8-1 majority vote.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Election Results Were Positive for the Economy

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued to depreciate after the election results were announced last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the US Dollar Could React to November FOMC Meeting

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued its ascent last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    What to Expect from the US Dollar This Week

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) has bounced back from the shallow low that it saw the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drove the Japanese Yen Higher Last Week

    The Japanese yen (JYN) managed to close higher against the US dollar after posting four consecutive weekly losses.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Has the US Dollar Rally Ended for Now?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) turned lower again in last week after a surprise rally following the October jobs report on October 6.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Japanese Yen Depreciate Further from Election Uncertainty?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated for the fourth week in a row last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Are Investors Positioning for a US Dollar Rally?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) closed at 93.64 last week, a gain of 0.82% and the fourth consecutive weekly rise. The dollar didn’t react to a loss of 33,000 jobs in September.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Insight into Japan’s Manufacturing in September 2017

    Japan’s manufacturing PMI stood at 52.90 in September 2017, compared to 52.20 in August 2017. The PMI figure beat the preliminary market estimation of 52.5.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Speculators Continue to Bet against the US Dollar

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued its rally last week, closing at 92.88 and posting a gain of 0.99% for the week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Effects of the North Korea–US Tension on Investors

    Rising North Korea tensions In the last two months, tensions between the United and North Korea have continued to escalate, with both sides refusing to back down. North Korea has initiated a series of missile and nuclear tests, worsening tension in the region, and the US president has responded to these tests with strong warnings. […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Dollar Failed to Rally despite Increased Rate Hike Odds

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) failed to rally aggressively despite a hawkish surprise from the US Fed.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Possible Fate of the Japanese Yen amid Increased Uncertainty

    Recent geopolitical events have seen the Japanese yen turn volatile amid increased uncertainty from tensions out of North Korea.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Bank of Japan Sees Rising Political Uncertainty as a Risk

    According to news reports, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be calling for a snap election next month to capitalize on the increased approval ratings in August.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Update on the Bank of Japan’s September Policy Meeting

    The Bank of Japan left its policy unchanged at its September meeting. By an 8–1 majority vote, the policy board decided to leave its policy and its QQE with a yield curve control unchanged.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Assessing the US Dollar’s Rally after the Latest Hawkish Fed Statement

    The US dollar rallied after the latest FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting statement was released on September 20.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Japan’s Service Activity Trended in August 2017

    According to the latest report by Markit Economics, the Japan Services PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) stood at 51.6 in August 2017, compared with 52 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Election Uncertainty Drive the Japanese Yen Lower?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued to depreciate against the US dollar last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Dollar Saw a Sharp Rebound

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) witnessed a sharp recovery last week, rebounding from a two-year low of 91.0.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drove the Japanese Yen below 108 Last Week?

    The Japanese yen gained ground against the US dollar last week, closing at 107.8 against the US dollar, which appreciated 0.56%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the US Dollar Could Be Poised for Further Losses

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) failed to hold onto its gains from the previous week as investors were convinced that the Fed most likely wouldn’t make any changes to its monetary policy this year.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    More Temporary Relief from North Korea Tensions?

    This week volatility (VXX) has continued to stick to its trend of sudden spikes and then dropping immediately.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Japan’s Manufacturing Activity Trended in August 2017

    Japan’s manufacturing PMI stood at 52.2 in August 2017 as compared to 52.1 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Why North Korea Tensions Matter to the Market in September

    Risk aversion is likely to weigh on riskier assets like equities (QQQ) and cause bond spreads to widen.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could Demand for the Yen Rise?

    The surprise turnaround in the US dollar after the August jobs report on Friday, September 1, 2017, saw the Japanese yen (JYN) lose its gains from August.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How to Make Sense of the US Dollar Rebound

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) surprised the markets with its resilience despite a weak August jobs report.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Euro Is Turning Out to Be a Preferred Safe Haven

    Volatility in the currency markets spiked after news of the North Korean missile launch on August 29. Demand for safe haven currencies like the Japanese yen (FXY) and Swiss franc (FXF) picked up in the Asian session.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    North Korea Tensions: Will Demand for Safe Havens Rise?

    In the financial markets, there are a few financial assets whose demand increases dramatically in times of uncertainty.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Risk Aversion Back in Focus as North Korea Fires another Missile

    Expectations for a lower level of volatility in the last week of summer were shattered as North Korea fired another missile on Tuesday morning.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Japanese Yen’s Key Drivers This Week

    For the week ending August 25, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 109.36—compared to the US dollar (UUP). Last week, the yen fell 0.16%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the US Dollar Dying a Slow Death?

    The US Dollar Index closed the week ending August 25 at 92.68—compared to 93.36 in the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Washington or Wyoming: What Will Drive Markets This Week?

    The last two weeks have been eventful for financial markets (SPY).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Risk Aversion Increase the Demand for Japanese Yen This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued to be in demand despite the drop in geopolitical risks arising out of the US-North Korea tensions.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the US Dollar Turn Around after Jackson Hole Symposium?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) managed to recover some of the losses it saw in the last few weeks.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why Japan’s Services PMI Fell in July

    The Japan Services PMI stood at 52.0 in July 2017, compared with 53.3 in June 2017, missing the market expectation of 53.3.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Do Financial Markets Have Another Tense Week Ahead?

    Equity markets in the US and across the globe reported heavy losses as risk aversion set in.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Japanese Yen Appreciate Further This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) was back in demand as geopolitical tensions took center stage last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the US Dollar Gain or Lose This Week?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) struggled in the previous week as geopolitical tensions dominated markets across the globe.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Miscellaneous

    A Lesson from Currency Markets during Geopolitical Tensions

    Last week’s rising geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea turned the tide for the yen. The Swiss franc also appreciated.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Miscellaneous

    How Are Safe Havens Faring in This North Korea Fear?

    The safe havens that benefit the most in times of uncertainty include gold (GLD) and U.S. Treasuries (GOVT).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at This Week’s Trend Line for the Japanese Yen

    The Japanese yen closed the week ended August 4 at 110.69 against the US dollar compared to 110.67 for the week ended July 28.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The US Dollar Seeks Another Rebound This Week

    US inflation is expected to rise 1.7%, and any positive surprise could propel the US dollar higher by the end of next week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What to Expect from the US Dollar

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued to slide in the previous week due to the FOMC’s dovish statement and weaker-than-expected economic data.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    This Is Why the US Dollar Could Slide Further

    US Dollar index reaches a 14-month low The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued with its fall as investors preferred major peers. In the week ended July 21, the US Dollar Index closed at 93.78, falling 1.7% from the week prior. It is headed for its fifth consecutive month of loss this year. Conflicting news from […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Japanese Markets Surged after the Bank of Japan’s Inaction

    In its July 2017 monetary policy statement on July 20, 2017, the Bank of Japan reported that it had left interest rates unchanged at -0.1%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Bank of Japan Cuts Its Inflation Forecast

    According to the statement it released at the end of its two-day meeting on July 20, 2017, the Bank of Japan has left its monetary policy unchanged.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Bank of Japan Affect the Yen This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) had a sharp turnaround against the US dollar (USDU) last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Have Yellen and US Economy Failed the US Dollar?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) closed at 94.9, depreciating by 0.90% last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Could Depreciate Further

    The Japanese yen continued its negative trend in the holiday-shortened week ended July 7, 2017. The USD-JPY currency pair closed the week at 114.00.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Boosting the Materials Sector?

    Materials sector The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) performed positively in June 2017, rising nearly 1.8%. Major material stocks such as The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Monsanto (MON), Praxair (PX), and Ecolab (ECL) returned 2.5%, 0.8%, 0.7%, and 0.2%, respectively, in June 2017. A stronger dollar (UUP) (USDU) hampers the performance of the materials […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Why the Japanese Yen Could Not Appreciate against the US Dollar

    The Japanese yen has depreciated against the US dollar by 0.98%, and the dollar-yen pair closed at 112.38 for the week ended June 30.

    By Ricky Cove
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