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Aug. 6, 2020

Yen moves to 105.67 ahead of expected improvement of United States Initial Jobless Claims, data will be released today at 12:30 PM

Live - Updated 56 minutes ago.

A mostly flat day so far for USD/JPY, ranging between 105.69 and 105.39 and is now at 105.67.

This in-between state for Yen is reflected by market data published as Japan Services PMI fall short of the 45.2 projections, with 45.4 and continued its downward trajectory from previous figure of 45.0. United States ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Jul) beats expectations of 55.0 with new data release of 58.1. This is also a step forward from the previous data of 57.1.

Meanwhile, mixed performance are seen elsewhere as Series([], Name: label, dtype: object) is trading around 0.91 after starting the session at 0.9178 (down 77 pips). Pound/Yen is trading around 139.07 after starting the session at 138.344 (up 0.52%).

Data to be released later might clear up some of the fog for Yen as Japan Household Spending (MoM) (Jun) is projected to outperform last figure with 7.5% while it previously stood at -0.1%, data will be released today at 11:30 PM.

Aug. 5, 2020

Yen is trading around 105.58 after starting the day at 105.7 (down -0.11%)

(22:00) GMT

USD/JPY slides down from 105.7 to 105.58, taking a 12 pips loss (-0.11%).

This downslide might be related to financial indicators data published earlier as Japan Services PMI fall short of the 45.2 projections, with 45.4 and continued its downward trajectory from previous figure of 45.0. Data for Japan 10-Year JGB Auction was released Tuesday 3:35 AM suggests a downwards trend with 0.018%, while previous data was 0.058%.

At the same time, interesting moves noted elsewhere when Series([], Name: label, dtype: object) is trading around 0.91 after starting the session at 0.9178 (down 77 pips). With no major change Pound/Yen is trading around 138.45.

Some optimism can drawn from the fact that Japan Household Spending (MoM) (Jun) is projected to outperform last figure with 7.5%, while it previously stood at -0.1%, data will be released tomorrow at 11:30 PM.

Aug. 4, 2020

After starting the day at 105.96, Yen nudges to 105.69 (down 26 pips)

(22:00) GMT

USD/JPY slides down from 105.96 to 105.69, taking a 26 pips loss (-0.25%).

This downslide might be related to financial indicators data published earlier as Down from preceding data of 0.058%, Japan 10-Year JGB Auction is released with a new figure of 0.018%.

In contrast, positive data for Dollar/Yen reported earlier when New data for Japan Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (Jul) was released Monday 11:30 PM comes out at 0.4%, beating projections of 0.2% and showing improvement over the preceding figure of 0.2%. Japan CPI Tokyo Ex Food and Energy (MoM) (Jul) released Monday 11:30 PM with a figure of 0.2%, this is better from previous number of -0.2%.

At the same time, interesting moves noted elsewhere when Pound/Yen is trading around 138.04 after starting the session at 138.344 (down 30 pips).

Looking ahead, this trend may be prolonged as Tomorrow at 12:30 AM data for Services PMI will be released, with an expected decline to 45.2 from the preceding figure of 45.0.


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Aug. 3, 2020

Yen is trading around 105.91 after starting the day at 105.8 (up 0.1%)

(22:00) GMT

After starting the session at 105.8 USD/JPY spiked to 105.98, dropped back to starting point range, and rallied again to 105.91.

Dollar/Yen green move comes while some more encouraging signs are out as United States ISM Manufacturing PMI (Jul) beats expectations of 53.6 with new data release of 54.2. This is also a step forward from the previous data of 52.6. United States ISM Manufacturing Employment (Jul) released earlier shows an improvement to 44.3 from the preceding data of 42.1, but falls short of the projected 48.3.

Despite this, other data released earlier might suggest a different path as Japan Manufacturing PMI fall short of the 42.6 projections, with 45.2 and continued its downward trajectory from previous figure of 40.1.

In the meantime, interesting moves noted when Nasdq is trading around 10902.797 after starting the session at 10745.3 (up 1.47%). With no major change Pound/Yen is trading around 138.47.

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