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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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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%.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
How Has the Volatility of Gold Changed over the Years?
The performance of gold as a contrast to the S&P 500 is reflected during periods of high and low volatility. The S&P 500 has always outperformed gold since April 10, 2013, during periods of both high and low volatility.
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Currency-Hedged ETFs: Exposure to Japanese Equity with Less Risk
Currency-hedged ETFs provide exposure to an investment product. At the same time, these ETFs hedge against the impact of currency volatility on the product’s returns.