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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    How Emerging Markets Reacted to the Fed’s Tightening Policy

    Emerging markets are becoming increasing important in the global economy, as they account for about 75% of global output and consumption.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the US Dollar Rally?

    After the election results were announced in the US, the Dollar Index (UUP) surged to levels above the 103 mark in anticipation of fiscal stimulus, tax breaks, improving economic conditions, and the possibility of rate hikes.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Currencies Have Reacted since the Brexit Decision

    The British pound (FXB) (GBB) is trading at 31-year low of 1.25 as of February 2017, its lowest level since 1985. The currency fell ~11% in 2016.

    By Mary Sadler
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