- US inflation slows more than expected in November.
- Japanese yen soars across the board following the report.
- USD/JPY drops below 135.00 to one –week lows.
The USD/JPY collapsed after the release of US inflation data. The pair dropped from 137.60 to as low as 134.60, reaching the lowest level in a week and approaching the multi-month low of 133.58.
Inflation slows down, FOMC meeting
The US Consumer Price Index rose in November by 0.1%, below the 0.3% of market consensus. The annual rate fell from 7.7% to 7.1%, reaching the lowest level in almost a year. Inflation numbers eased expectations about the future path of Fed rate hikes.
Following the numbers the US dollar collapsed across the board and the Japanese Yen soared, boosted by a rally in Treasuries. US bond yields sank with the US 10-year falling from 3.60% to 3.43%. The DXY is falling by 1.15% under 104.00.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will announce its decision on monetary policy. A 50 basis points rate hike is expected. New macroeconomic forecast will be released. Powell will hold a press conference.
USD/JPY looking at the recent low
The sharp decline in USD/JPY damaged significantly the outlook for the Dollar. Price is back under the 200-day Simple Moving Average. Currently is testing the 135.00 area and a break under 134.60 would expose the next support around 134.10. Below attention would turn to the monthly low at 133.60.
|Today last price||134.84|
|Today Daily Change||-2.88|
|Today Daily Change %||-2.09|
|Today daily open||137.72|
|Previous Daily High||137.85|
|Previous Daily Low||136.45|
|Previous Weekly High||137.86|
|Previous Weekly Low||134.13|
|Previous Monthly High||148.82|
|Previous Monthly Low||137.5|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||137.31|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||136.98|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||136.83|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||135.94|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||135.42|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||138.23|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||138.74|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||139.64|
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. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.
Follow us on Telegram
Stay updated of all the news
EUR/USD: Euro recovers ground but not re-attracting bulls yet Premium
The EUR/USD rose on Monday toward the 1.0800 area, recovering some of Friday’s slide, supported by an improvement in market sentiment, amid easing concerns on the banking sector.
GBP/USD closes in on 1.2300 as mood improves
GBP/USD has preserved its bullish momentum and advanced to the 1.2300 area in the second half of the day on Monday. The risk positive market atmosphere makes it difficult for the US Dollar to stay resilient against its rivals and fuels the pair's daily rally. Eyes on BOE Governor Bailey's speech.
Gold: XAU/USD pared losses and consolidates around $1,950.00 Premium
Spot gold trades in the $1,950 price zone, sharply down on Monday as investors move away from safe-haven assets. The sentiment is positive at the start of the week amid easing concerns related to a global banking crisis.
MicroStrategy buys $150 million worth of Bitcoin as institutional interest soars to eight-month high
Bitcoin has been noting increasing institutional interest for the last few days as whale movement on the network grew.
US Consumer Confidence Preview: No good news for Americans Premium
The United States will publish the March Conference Board Consumer Confidence index, and market players anticipate it has contracted to 101 from 102.9 in February.