JPY Displays Stock Market Correlation

When traders want to know which way stocks are headed, they look to the Japanese yen.

Top strategists on Wall Street say the yen is set to weaken a lot further this year, and that should be a bullish sign for stocks, even with the S&P at record heights.

The dollar currently is trading at 102 versus the yen. Jens Nordvig of Nomura expects the rate to climb to 110 versus the yen in the second quarter and to 114 by year-end.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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