The Trump Hedge

Stephen Innes, senior trader at OANDA, wrote:

With risk heebie-jebbies setting in, the USDJPY finds itself straddling the 104 level in early APAC trade, a very critical sentiment level. Markets are scrambling for election hedge, JPY “ Vols” are getting paid up, so  downside USDJPY remains very much exposed.

On the Bank of Japan front, there was little new from the central bank’s  policy statement, but much discussion continues to revolve around their yield curve control policy. In itself, the plan appears to be ineffective at depressing the Yen as the markets view the September policy shift as effectively tapering.

 

BARRON’S ASIA

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Stephen Innes

Stephen Innes

Senior Currency Trader and Analyst at OANDA
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets and specializes in Asian currencies at OANDA. After having started his trading career with NatWest Bank, he is currently based in Singapore as a Senior Currency Trader and Analyst with OANDA, focusing on the movement of the Aussie Dollar and ASEAN Currencies. Stephen has an extensive trading experience in Interest Rate Futures, Money Markets and Precious Metals. Prior to joining OANDA, he worked with organizations like Cambridge Mercantile, Nat West, Garvin Guy Butler, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Stephen was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Stephen Innes
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