Yuan Falls In APAC Trade

“It has been a tortuous start to the year on the offshore yuan trading desk as funding conditions continue to wrong foot market participants,” said Stephen Innes, senior trader at Oanda in the latest report.

“Despite some semblance of order emerging, we should expect volatility to remain high.”

Innes also expects the underlying yuan depreciation pressures to return, “because the fundamental reasons that are driving depreciation, such as capital outflows and concerns on Trump’s China policies, haven’t changed”.

“Although the offshore yuan moves have put traders on edge, the global impact is not in the same league as the turmoil created last year,” added Innes.

“Moreover, as history so often repeats itself in the forex world, we should expect the yuan to resume its course of depreciation post Trump’s inauguration and at the latest past the Lunar New Year.”

South China Morning Post

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Stephen Innes

Stephen Innes

Head of Trading APAC at OANDA
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets and currently based in Singapore as the Head of Trading Asia Pacific with OANDA. Stephen's market views focus on the movement of G-10 and ASEAN Currencies. His views appear in Bloomberg, CNBC.Reuters, New York Times WSJ and the Economist. His media appearances include Bloomberg TV & Radio, BBC International, Sky TV, Channel News Asia, ASTRO AWANI and BFM Malaysia. Stephen has an extensive trading experience in Spot and Forward FX, Currency and Interest Rate Futures, Money Market Derivatives and Precious Metals. Before joining OANDA, he worked with organisations like Nat West, Chemical Bank, Garvin Guy Butler, and 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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