Category in JPY crosses

JPY crosses: Profit taking and trailing stops

The professional market has been short JPY across the board and we saw some hefty profit taking emerge yesterday after the over-stretch to take out 110.00 USD/JPY barriers couldn’t be maintained. Other pairs like GBP/JPY broke out of holding patterns and triggered heavy trailing stops. In the shorter-term, I prefer selling any 50/60 pip rallies

JPY crosses: Failure to rally after GPIF headlines suggests downside risk

Yesterday afternoon’s headlines that the GPIF would increase allocations to Japanese stocks only caused a brief flurry in the JPY crosses; The fact that most pairs are slightly lower today suggests to me that the market is turning bearish albeit very slowly; USD/JPY remains stuck in range trading mode between massive buy/sell interests; ‘Risk-off’ Friday

Professional market turning cautiously bullish JPY

I have read a number of quite bullish JPY predictions from major banks over the last few days. Geo-political considerations are the main driver as well as presumedly large long positions amongst Japanese investors in some of the JPY crosses, like GBP/JPY and NZD/JPY in particular. I’m not yet convinced that the market is ready

AUD/JPY: Stay short for now, reverse on bigger dips

Very solid technical resistance now at 96.55; Short-term market sentiment seems to have swung in JPY favour; The RBA will continue to try and talk the AUD down; USD/JPY is in sideways trading pattern but reportedly very large stops below 100.70 could get targeted. Most of the short-term indicators are bearish imho and with an

GBP/JPY: Likely to grab much of the focus during Asian trade

If anything happens during the Asian session then it’s likely to be in cross pairs like GBP/JPY. There is some very important technical resistance between 173.60/174.85 and we are just starting to sneak inside of this resistance band. The market is already long of this pair so the temptation will be to book profits if