Mid-Day Report: Yen Firm, High-Yielders Pressured by Dubai Debt Delay

Yen remains firm after earlier rally that sent it to new 14 year high against dollar. Other major currencies are dragged down against dollar by sharp selloff in respective yen crosses. News that Dubai World, a government investment company having debts totaling around $60b, has asked creditors for postponing its…

JPY Loses Ground vs Every G10 Currency Besides the Dollar

The Yen has lost ground to every other currency in the G-10 except the Dollar, since March of 2009. The BOJ has always favored a weak currency as it supports their large export business which accounts for over 20% of their GDP.

Weekly Market Commentary

Stock indices should drift through to year-end, but not collapse. FX will continue to consolidate, as should most commodities, with a tendency for the Yen to strengthen slightly and for the US dollar to weaken medium term. Longer-dated Treasury yields will move lower as investors realise that ultra-low official target…

USD/JPY Glides Lower Amid Weakness in U.S. Equities

The USD/JPY hovered below our 1st tier uptrend line earlier today as we witness a broad-based selloff in riskier investment vehicles. Investors have indicated a preference for the Yen over the Dollar when heading for safety, meaning the USD/JPY could experience a positive correlation with U.S. equities should present weaknesses…