On Monday, the USD/JPY pair is staying close to its multi-month lows; investors will wait for drivers.
The Japanese Yen remains strong and isn’t going to move away from the levels of last 17 months. The current quote for the instrument is 108.24.
Quarterly survey of the BoJ about consumer sentiments showed that in the first quarter of 2016 the indicator fell up to -22.5 points against the number of -17.3 points in the fourth quarter of 2015. For 80% of those surveyed, rise in prices last year remains quite disturbing. Perhaps, this is enough for understanding what is happening in the consumer sector. The situation will remain the same until the Japanese population doesn’t know for sure what regulating authorities are going to do and what exactly the Central Bank is going to do to deal with resulting risks.
During today’s speech, Mr. Kuroda, the Governor of the Bank of Japan, said the monetary policy will be soften immediately if necessary. Authorities can see improvements in the Japanese economy, but the situation on the foreign markets keeps being unstable, and this is quite a risk.
If you take a closer look, Japan is surrounded by risks. Marketing outlets in Europe are “in the dumps”, the capital is moving Australia and New Zealand, for instance, but it’s not enough for creating a new supporting point.
This week, the currency market will closely follow the statistics (from China n the first place) and news (Qatar and oil). In case of not good news, the Yen may once again become a “protective” asset.
RoboForex Analytical Department
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