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Japanese yen rallies to two-weak maximum
On Monday, Japan’s major currency managed to ascend to a two-week maximum versus the common currency, following reports that Japan’s primary financial institution was discussing moves for the purpose of scaling back its huge monetary stimulus.
Additionally, the Japanese yen was underpinned by Donald Trump’s remarks on Friday. He criticized the evergreen buck’s strength that in turn impacted the Japanese stock markets and also provoked a further unwinding of short yen deals.
Currently experiencing persistently low inflation, the Bank of Japan is currently discussing it before this month's policy verdict. To be exact, the bank is discussing tweaks in its interest-rate objectives as well as stock-buying techniques, as some sources familiar with the subject informed Reuters.
The Bank of Japan is expected to hold its next monetary policy gathering on July 30 and also 31.
The major bank’s current monetary policy suggests negative keeping the 10-year revenue around 0%, short-term interest rates and purchasing nearly six trillion yen of equities via exchange traded funds.
The Japanese yen managed to soar up to 0,5% versus the common currency hitting 130.70 yen, which is its highest reading since July 11. The Japanese yen jumped by a similar margin versus the evergreen buck, hitting 110.90 and also against the British pound, showing 145.85 yen.
With short trading positions against the Japanese yen doubling to approximately 60 thousand contracts for the last week, some investors hope for more upside for Japan’s currency in the short term.
Trump's latest remarks underpinned the Japanese yen too.
On Friday, US leader Donald Trump was worried that the American main financial institution is planning to have interest rates raised twice more in 2018. Donald Trump told that the Fed's policy tightening along with the firm evergreen buck could affect the American economy.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
The Federal Reserve (FOMC), US central bank, will publish its December meeting minutes on Wednesday, January 5, at 21:00 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
2022 was rough: inflation, energy crisis, and plenty of other controversial situations…