The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is out with the Summary of Opinions of its October monetary policy decision, in which it adopted fresh forward guidance on the interest rates.
Appropriate for BOJ to clarify policy stance is titled to monetary accommodation by indicating there will be a downward bias in policy rates.
Desirable for forward guidance to show a decline in inflation rate is not acceptable, its context is specific and the bank commits itself to conducting monetary policy based on concrete conditions.
Necessary for BOJ not to hesitate to take additional easing measures if there is a greater possibility inflation momentum will be lost.
Can’t be said households’ and firms’ inflation expectations have been robust.
BOJ should communicate clearly it will continue with powerful monetary easing given that achieving price stability target will take time.
Meanwhile, USD/JPY keeps its range around 109.20 on the BOJ's headlines, modestly flat in early Asia.
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility.