The yen was hovering near a two-week low

2024-05-14
Summary:

Tues: Dollar steady, yen near 2-week low; Japan's April PPI unchanged, buoyed by higher crude oil prices.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 14 May 2024


The dollar was steady on Tuesday and the yen was hovering near a two-week low. Japan's PPI was unchanged in April from the previous month, as higher crude oil prices maintained inflationary pressure.


Finance minister Shunichi Suzuki played down the market's focus on a specific exchange rate level, but he stressed the need to take action to "smooth out" excessive fluctuations in the forex market.

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According to the latest Bloomberg survey, almost 75% of the respondents said the greenback was the best haven currency, with the Swiss franc getting 23% of the vote and the Japanese yen far behind.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 6 May) HSBC (as of 13 May)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0601 1.0885 1.0667 1.0842
GBP/USD 1.2300 1.2709 1.2356 1.2660
USD/CHF 0.8999 0.9244 0.8971 0.9190
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6668 0.6478 0.6686
USD/CAD 1.3478 1.3846 1.3591 1.3767
USD/JPY 151.86 157.68 151.70 159.88

The green numbers in the table indicate that the data has increased compared with the previous time; the red numbers indicate that the data has decreased compared with the previous time; and the black numbers indicate that the data has remained unchanged.


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