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USD/JPY to 132 in 2016? Japan broker says yes if Fed hikes continue & BOJ eases

Comments on the USD/Yen on the interplay between the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.

From Mizuho Securities via Bloomberg

  • If the Fed raises rates four times
  • And the BOJ eases
  • May push USD/JPY to 132

Says that the BOJ may take further easing action in April after central bank sees result of spring wage negotiations and if trend of inflation remains weak

Also:

  • USD/JPY could fall below 120.00 in 2H 2016 if emerging markets and commodities become unstable on Fed rate increases

Something for the bulls and the bears there.

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If you've read my comments in ForexLive's top 10 trading ideas for the coming year you'll see I am very wary of further yen weakness unless positioning drives $/Yen up through 125.50 on stop loss buying.

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