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Gold Steadies After Drop on Interest Rate Divergence

Gold steadies, after tumbling Friday on divergence in interest rate outlook in major economies. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.2% to $1,281.63/oz as of 9:54am in Tokyo; metal slid as much as 2.1% on Friday to low for year. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index +0.1% after +1.4% last week, most since Nov. 2016, as Federal Reserve says it will continue gradually hiking rates while ECB rules out higher rates until 2H of 2019. Speculators choose to focus on surging dollar over...

Japan Shares Decline as Global Trade Woes Keep Investors at Bay

Japanese stocks declined as investors remained wary over the ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China. Topix index -1% to 1,771.57 as of 9:31 a.m. in Tokyo. Nikkei 225 -0.8% to 22,680.24. Yen +0.2% at 110.47 versus dollar. Electronics makers and machinery companies weighed most heavily on the benchmark Topix gauge in early trading in Tokyo. Oil explorers also fell following a dip in global crude prices. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday new tariffs on Chinese imports...

Yen Gains With Dollar as Trade Tensions Buoy Havens

The yen and dollar both strengthened as escalating trade frictions between the U.S. and China spurred demand for haven assets. Japan™s currency advanced against all its 16 major peers after China responded to the U.S. putting tariffs on $50 billion of imports by placing an additional 25% levy on $34 billion of U.S. agricultural and auto exports starting July. Treasuries rose for a third day, while New Zealand™s dollarled declines in Group-of-10...

Oil Slumps Below $65 as OPEC Clash Looms, Trade War Escalates

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At least 3 killed in 6.1-magnitude Japan earthquake

A strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, early Monday morning killed at least three people and injured at least 41, the Associated Press reported, citing local authorities. The 6.1-magnitude quake hit around 8 a.m., causing moderate damage, though some building were reported to be partially collapsed. No tsunami warning was issued. The Japan Times reported that nearby nuclear plants were undamaged, but bullet train lines and some freeways were shut down as a precaution, and nearly 180,000...

USD/JPY - Three-day rally stalls at 50-DMA in Asia, eyes US CPI
Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:29 WIB | CURRENCIES |USD/JPY,

The three-day rally in the USD/JPY spot has stalled in Asia, with the pair failing to take out the 50-DMA hurdle of 110.55 levels.

Reports that the US tax reform guidance is likely to be released before the end of September pushed the spot to a high of 110.69 yesterday, although the end of the day close was below the 50-DMA.

At press time, the currency pair is trading at 110.47 levels.  The failure to take out the 50-DMA could be attributed to marginal weakness in the 10-year Treasury yield. Moreover, the yield has risen from 2.06% on Friday to a high of 2.20% yesterday. The yield currently trades at 2.185%.

Eyes US CPI

The core consumer price index is seen rising 0.2% m/m in August. Kathy Lien from BK Asset Management says, " the tax reform talk helped investors shrug off softer than expected producer price report that showed inflation growth rising less than expected in the month of August.  Tomorrow's consumer price report should be stronger with Hurricane Harvey driving up gas prices last month."

The further steepening of the yield curve could be seen if the US CPI number betters estimates, in which case the 50-DMA hurdle could be breached in a convincing manner.

USD/JPY Technical Outlook

FXStreet Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik writes-

"The pair struggled after an early top at 110.28, retreating from the level to find strong buying interest around the 110.00 threshold, forcing bears to pull back, resulting later in a bullish breakout that sent the pair up to 110.68. The pair filled the gap left in the past week, but now has this week's one at 107.62 yet to be filled, something quite unlikely for the short term with the pair advancing beyond 110.00. The Japanese macroeconomic calendar has little to offer today, but July industrial production figures, with investors clearly focusing on US inflation. Technically, the pair retains its bullish stance, despite overbought as in the 4 hours chart, the price has continued advancing above its 100 and 200 SMAs, now directionless, whilst technical indicators have stabilized within overbought territory."

 

Source: FXstreet

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Gold Steadies After Drop on Interest Rate Divergence

Gold steadies, after tumbling Friday on divergence in interest rate outlook in major economies. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.2% to $1,281.63/oz as of 9:54am in Tokyo; metal slid as much as 2.1% on Friday to low for year. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index +0.1% after +1.4% last week, most since Nov. 2016, as Federal Reserve says it will continue gradually hiking rates while ECB rules out higher rates until 2H of 2019. Speculators choose to focus on surging dollar over...

Japan Shares Decline as Global Trade Woes Keep Investors at Bay

Japanese stocks declined as investors remained wary over the ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China. Topix index -1% to 1,771.57 as of 9:31 a.m. in Tokyo. Nikkei 225 -0.8% to 22,680.24. Yen +0.2% at 110.47 versus dollar. Electronics makers and machinery companies weighed most heavily on the benchmark Topix gauge in early trading in Tokyo. Oil explorers also fell following a dip in global crude prices. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday new tariffs on Chinese imports...

Yen Gains With Dollar as Trade Tensions Buoy Havens

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