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14:32:43 17-05-2024

USD/JPY recovers to 156.00 as US Dollar bounces back

  • USD/JPY rebounds sharply to 156.00 amid a firm recovery in the US Dollar.
  • Fed officials one good inflation data as incapable for unwinding the restrictive policy stance.
  • Japans weak GDP deepens fears of BoJs limited scope for policy-tightening.

The USD/JPY pair extends its recovery to 156.00 in Fridays European session. The asset strengthens as the US Dollar rebounds strongly after the Federal Reserve (Fed) ruled out expectations of rate cuts despite an expected decline in the United States (US) Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for April.

On Thursday, the communication from Fed policymakers suggested that one-time decline in the consumer price inflation in sufficient to indicate a change in the overall trend. New York Fed Bank President John Williams said he doesnt see any economic indicator suggesting the need to change the stance of monetary policy now. When asked about the inflation outlook, Williams said, In the very near term, I don't expect to get that greater confidence that we need to see on inflation progress towards a 2% goal," Reuters reported.

The situation of restrictive interest rate stance by the Fed for a longer period is favorable for the US Dollar and bond yields. The US Dollar Index (DXY), which tracks the Greenbacks value against six major currencies, rise to 104.70. 10-year US Treasury yields rise to 4.39%.

Meanwhile, the speculation for the Fed to begin reducing interest rates from the September meeting remains firm. The CME FedWacth tool shows that the probability of interest rates declining from the current levels in September is 68%, which has come down from 73% recorded after the release of the soft inflation data.

On the Japan front, weak Q1 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data has prompted fresh challenges for the Bank of Japan (BoJ) with their agenda of tightening monetary policy further. The Japanese economy contracted at a higher pace of 0.5% from the estimates of 0.4%.


Today last price 155.89
Today Daily Change 0.50
Today Daily Change % 0.32
Today daily open 155.39
Daily SMA20 155.37
Daily SMA50 152.9
Daily SMA100 150.36
Daily SMA200 148.98
Previous Daily High 155.54
Previous Daily Low 153.6
Previous Weekly High 155.95
Previous Weekly Low 152.8
Previous Monthly High 160.32
Previous Monthly Low 150.81
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 154.8
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 154.34
Daily Pivot Point S1 154.15
Daily Pivot Point S2 152.91
Daily Pivot Point S3 152.21
Daily Pivot Point R1 156.08
Daily Pivot Point R2 156.78
Daily Pivot Point R3 158.02



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