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Friday, 12 June 2015

Currency Watch: #Japan Yens (sic) Better Days - #Forbes

Why You Should Pay Attention To The Yen Right Now

After trading in a tight range since December, the Japanese yen experienced a concerning technical breakdown recently. The yen has been in a steady downtrend for much of the past two years thanks to Bank of Japan’s Abenomics monetary stimulus program. The yen is now at a twelve year-low versus the U.S. dollar after BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stated that he is willing to adjust monetary stimulus to hit the central bank’s inflation target.

From a technical perspective, the yen broke down from its six month-oldwedge pattern – a common chart formation that often leads to further moves in the direction of the primary trend. The bottom of this wedge is .8200 (which corresponds with 122 in the USD/JPY), which is now a resistance level. As long as the yen is below this level, the technical breakdown remains intact, but a break back above this level would negate the recent bearish signal. Read More.

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