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Japanese Yen skyrockets as risk off gains momentum
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
NZD/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
XAG/USD: Silver sell off send price below 50% retracement area. Bearish pressure is growing even though markets expect higher inflation.
EU Market View
Asian stocks fell by the most in nine months on Friday as a rout in global bond markets sent yields flying and spooked investors amid fears the heavy losses suffered could trigger distressed selling in other assets. of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid more than 3% to a one-month low, its steepest one-day percentage loss since May 2020. For the week the index is down more than 5%, its worst weekly showing since March last year when the coronavirus pandemic had sparked fears of a global recession.
Core inflation is expected to dip to 1.4% in January, which could help calm market angst, but any upside surprise would likely accelerate the bond rout. The rise in Treasury yields also caused ructions in emerging markets, which feared the better returns on offer in the United States might attract funds away.
The U.S. dollar touched a fresh six-month high versus the yen and extended a rebound from a three-year low to the Aussie on Thursday, lifted by a sharp increase in U.S. bond yields overnight.
The European Central Bank is monitoring the recent surge in government bond borrowing costs but will not try to control the yield curve, ECB chief economist Philip Lane told a Spanish newspaper on Friday. Yields have soared, particularly over the past week, partly driven by rising U.S. Treasury yields. Verbal intervention by key ECB officials, including ECB chief Christine Lagarde, has failed to stem the rally.
EU Key Point
- Nikkei 225 falls by 4%.
- Germany reports 9,997 new coronavirus cases, 394 deaths in latest update today.
- Japan state of emergency to be lifted in western areas, including city of Osaka.
- BOJ official says risks to the economy, inflation outlook, are skewed to the downside.
- US House Speaker Pelosi says the $15 minimum wage proposal will remain in House bill.
- Japan January preliminary industrial production comes at +4.2% m/m than (expected +3.8%).
- ECB’s Lane supports that will be continuing to keep an eye on rising yields day by day.
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