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Equity markets were nervous yesterday
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USD/JPY: The USD/JPY pair is trading between the Kumo and the Tenkan sen level. An upward wave would lead the exchange rate to exceed the Tenkan sen and Kijun sen level, targeting the previous peak. Alternatively, any decisive movement to the south will push the pair to hit the upper level of the cloud and even enter into it.
Equity markets were nervous yesterday as investors were trying to figure out whether renewed macro acceleration will result in overheating and ultimately make monetary policy makers tighten earlier and faster. At the end of the day, the optimism took over and equities inched marginally higher. In the US, stocks were lifted by tech and growth sectors while defensive led the markets in Europe. Major indices on the other side of the Atlantic ended as follows: Dow Jones marginally lower -0.02%, S&P 500 +0.3%, and NASDAQ +0.4%. Asian markets are mostly higher this morning. European and U.S. futures are positive as well.
In the FX front, EURUSD went sub 1.12 yesterday, pulled lower by strong US data and speculations of more restrictions across Europe. In the Scandies, Riksbank is meeting today, which is a potential market mover for the SEK.
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Hold onto your hats, folks! The Japanese yen took a nosedive after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) left its ultra-loose policy settings unchanged, including its closely watched yield curve control (YCC) policy. But wait, there's more! The BOJ also removed its forward guidance, which had previously pledged to keep interest rates at current or lower levels. So, what's the scoop? Market expectations had been subdued going into the meeting, but some were still hoping for tweaks to the forward guidance to prepare for an eventual exit from the bank's massive stimulus