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Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga stressing the importance of stable markets Joshua Gibson

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga joins his peers to talk down the Yen/talk up the Nikkei.Key points:

04:23 06 February /2018 Forex

AUD/USD hits fresh 3.5 week low on dismal Aussie data Omkar Godbole

There appears to be no relief in sight for the Aussie dollar as the currency received negative news on the domestic front amid risk aversion across global financial markets.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported a 0.5 percent drop in retail sales in December, suggesting consumption remained weak in the all-important festive season. Markets were expecting a 0.2 percent d...

04:23 06 February /2018 Forex

USD/JPY finds a floor at 109.00 in Asia, bearish pressure still high Joshua Gibson

USD/JPY is sideways in Tokyo, trading around 109.15 following yesterday's collapse during New York.The Yen gained impressively over the Greenback as risk-averse traders piled into the safe haven currency as inflation fears push equities markets around the world lower, beginning to price in eventual rate increases from central bank...

04:00 06 February /2018 Forex

Nikkei is down 10% from January high Omkar Godbole

The risk aversion in the global markets and the resulting Yen strength is weighing heavily over the Japan's benchmark equity index Nikkei.As of writing, the Nikkei is down 3.88 percent on 21,806 levels. The January high was 24,129, meaning the index has dropped 10 percent in the last few days (including today).The negative price action seen today is in line with the blood bath on Wall Street. The ...

03:46 06 February /2018 Forex

Japan's Motegi wants to watch market moves closely Joshua Gibson

​​​​Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi pitching in to mitigate Yen gains, ahead of Tokyo market open, where the broad index is expected to get dragged down on continuing shakedown in global equities.Key Motegi points:

03:23 06 February /2018 Forex

AUD/NZD drops amid equities glut, balances ahead of Tokyo Joshua Gibson

AUD/NZD pushed lower yesterday, currently trading near 1.0830 ahead of Tokyo market open. The Aussie continues to suffer against the Kiwi, losing ground against its counterpart as risk-off market sentiment drains money out of risk-based assets.AUD/NZD can expect some action this week with both the RBA and t...

03:00 06 February /2018 Forex

When are Aussie retail sales/trade and how could they affect AUD/USD? Ross J Burland

Aussie retails sales overviewThe calendar is a busy one for the Aussie today and we start with international trade data and retail sales for the month of December. All data are scheduled for a 11:30am Syd/8:30am Sing/HK and 00:30GMT.We are looking for surprises ahead of the RBA and casting minds back to Nov retail sales, they surged 1.2%  and arrived higher than the e...

02:46 06 February /2018 Forex

BoJ Kuroda to appear in Japan Parliament from 04:00 GMT Joshua Gibson

Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda will be appearing in Japan's Parliament today at 04:00 GMT. He is expected to reiterate his recent talking points, trying to talk the Yen down from its strong position with renewed vigor following yesterday's equities collapse. Leading figures from the BoJ have been putting in a large amount of mic time lately, as the strengthening Yen ...

02:46 06 February /2018 Forex

AUD/JPY tanks in New York, dips below 86.00 Joshua Gibson

AUD/JPY accelerated its recent decline, dropping to 85.89 to finish the New York trading day. Price found a bounce in the Asia pre-market and is currently trading just above the 86.00 handle. Global markets have turned sour, and as traders abandon riskier assets in favour of safe havens, notably the Japanese Yen, the effects of a risk-off market theme will continue to be felt in the AUD/JPY

02:23 06 February /2018 Forex

Risk aversion rippled across markets - Westpac Ross J Burland

Analysts at Westpac explained that risk aversion rippled across markets, with US Treasury yields tumbling and JPY outperforming. Key Quotes:"At the panic lows the VIX “fear index” spiked to 35.7%, its highest levels since August 2015. At one point the DJIA fell almost -1600 points (-6.3%), the broader S&P 500 -4.5% at the lows.The equity market slide triggered a sharp fall in ...

02:00 06 February /2018 Forex

Forex today: Dow dumps over 1,500 points, FX in risk off mode Ross J Burland

The FX space was once again dominated by the risk of higher inflation that sent equities in free-fall and yields higher. The greenback was mixed but a good performer on the day attracting risk-off flows although the yen took the title on that front, of course.The dollar rose 0.3-1.0% with sterling and the Norwegian krone underperforming on the sessions. US 10 year yields were and front ends higher...

01:23 06 February /2018 Forex

JPY: Yen soars as Wall Street crashes Matías Salord

A flash crash in Wall Street triggered a rally of the yen. The Japanese currency jumped across the board: USD/JPY dropped to 109.11, earlier today it was trading at 110.20; AUD/JPY fell to 86.29 (7-week low) and GBP/JPY dropped to 152.98, erasing last week gains. The Dow Jones collapse 1,500 points at certain point. Near the end of the session it was down 800 poi...

23:46 05 February /2018 Forex

EUR/USD: where next, 1.2335? Ross J Burland

EUR/USD is lower and testing below the 10-D SMA at 1.2408 while the greenback catches a bid from a low of 89.021 and scoring a high of 89.614.  Currently, EUR/USD is trading at 1.2416, down -0.36% on the day, having posted a daily high at 1.2475 and low at 1.2393.The euro has been unable to capitalize on the impressive PMI data from the European session or a haw...

23:46 05 February /2018 Forex

EUR/JPY bears take control again on Wall Street sell-off Ross J Burland

EUR/JPY has dropped below the 100 1hr SMA at 136.28 as the euro gives background to the dollar while USD/JPY remains better offered below the 100 handle. Currently, EUR/JPY is trading at 136.10, down -0.81% on the day, having posted a daily high at 137.21 and low at 136.10.Yen is bid on Wall Street's correctionEUR/JPY has been a constructive bid from the 1...

23:23 05 February /2018 Forex

USD/CHF recovery from multi-year lows falters Ani Salama

USD/CHF extended a recovery on Monday and climbed to a peak of 0.9376 during the New York session before losing momentum. The US dollar strengthened across the board, and continued to move away a 2 ½-year low scored last week against the franc, helped by better-than-expected US labor data released last week. Nonfarm payrolls showed US economy added 200K versus 1...

23:23 05 February /2018 Forex

AUD/USD weak near 0.7900 on risk aversion, ahead of RBA Matías Salord

The AUD/USD pair was moving toward Monday’s lows near the end of the US session. The recovery from 0.7889, the lowest since January 12, found resistance at 0.7950 and the pair pulled back toward 0.7900. The latest decline took on the back of a stronger US Dollar amid risk aversion as Wall Street suffers another sell-off. The Dow Jones was losing more than 1,000 points, on a dramatic slide that add...

23:23 05 February /2018 Forex

USD/JPY: Upside to remain limited on risk aversion Matías Salord

The USD/JPY pair found resistance at 110.25, failed to hold above110.00 and dropped to 109.70. The pair is headed toward the first decline after rising during the previous three days, when it recovered from 108.70. In January bottomed at 108.25, the lowest in four months. The yen and the US dollar resumed the upside late during the US session after equity prices ...

23:00 05 February /2018 Forex

WTI falls below $64,00 a barrel Ani Salama

Crude oil prices continued to fall on Monday, as rising US production undermined the prevailing optimism surrounding global supply cut efforts by OPEC, while a stronger US dollar also put pressure on crude prices.West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell to a low of $63.63 a barrel during the American sess...

22:46 05 February /2018 Forex

Gold little changed daily basis, at risk of easing Valeria Bednarik

Spot gold managed to add a couple of bucks on the first day of the week, ending it around $1,334.00 a troy ounce. The metal peaked for the day 1,338.49, but dollar's recovery during US trading hours pulled it down.The bright metal traded sideways in the lower end of Friday's range, as Jerome Powell becomes the new 21:46 05 February /2018 Forex

EUR/USD hovers above 1.2400, Draghi says exchange rate closely monitored Ani Salama

EUR/USD turned lower during the American session and fell  briefly below 1.2400, as the US dollar continues to enjoy some demand following Friday’s jobs report.EUR/USD dropped to a low of 1.2398 on Monday before finding support and recovering somewhat. However, the upside has been capped by the 200-hour SMA around 1.2430, leaving the pair confined to a narrow ra...

21:46 05 February /2018 Forex