Safe havens lifted USD and JPY - EBC Daily Snapshot


Safe-haven demand lifted the USD and JPY on Mon due to Israel-Gaza war escalation. Fragile risk sentiment amid increasing global violence.

EBC Forex Snapshot

9 Oct 2023

Safe haven demand pushed the US dollar and Japanese yen higher on Monday as Israel-Gaza conflict erupts into war. Risk sentiment was fragile amid rising global bloodshed.

US dollar and Japanese yen higher

Market pricing shows a roughly 78% chance that the Fed will keep rates on hold at its Nov’s policy meeting after a strong job report.


Japan will unlikely seek an intervention as recent falls reflect economic fundamentals, former top currency diplomat Naoyuki Shinohara said.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 3 Oct) HSBC (as of 9 Oct)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0477 1.0834 1.0443 1.0732
GBP/USD 1.2011 1.2308 1.2042 1.2428
USD/CHF 0.8745 0.9338 0.8938 0.9252
AUD/USD 0.6300 0.6522 0.6274 0.6502
USD/CAD 1.3302 1.3695 1.3441 1.3833
USD/JPY 144.54 150.15 147.70 150.55

The green numbers in the table indicate an increase in data, the red numbers indicate a decrease in data, and the black numbers indicate that the data remains unchanged.

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