The yen was trading around 155 on Wednesday

2024-05-08
Summary:

The dollar rose slightly on Wednesday after earlier Fed rate cut bets. The yen traded near 155 per dollar as traders anticipated market swings.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 8 May 2024


The dollar made modest gains on Wednesday after earlier losses from renewed bets on Fed rate cuts this year. The yen was trading around 155 per dollar as traders prepare for another round of whack-a-mole.


BOJ Kazuo Ueda said the central bank may take monetary policy action if yen declines affect prices significantly. Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki warned that authorities were ready to respond to excessively volatile moves in the currency market.

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However, analysts have said that any intervention from Tokyo would only serve as a temporary respite for the yen, given stark interest rate differentials between the US and Japan remain.


Citi (as of 6 May) HSBC (as of 8 May)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0601 1.0885 1.0637 1.0840
GBP/USD 1.2300 1.2709 1.2322 1.2659
USD/CHF 0.8999 0.9244 0.8983 0.9202
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6668 0.6422 0.6709
USD/CAD 1.3478 1.3846 1.3619 1.3815
USD/JPY 151.86 157.68 151.02 159.20

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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