USD/JPY: Interest rates move to the dollar's advantage

The USD/JPY pair touched a five-month high on Wednesday at 106.23. Dollar supported by the recent rise in US Treasury rates. In the first day of the new week, USD/JPY has eased-off session highs but remains well bid above 105.50 as the US dollar is supported by the recent rise in US Treasury rates, FXStreet’s Analyst Joseph Trevisani reports.

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“The rise in US Treasury rates, particularly the commercial referent of the 10-year, continues to provide support for the USD/JPY. Behind the yield increase is the assumption that US economic growth will speed up as the year ages and the stimulus package brings a surge in consumer spending.”

“As long as the prospects for the US economy are positive and interest rates are buoyant the USD/JPY should continue to move higher.”

“Technical factors have all shifted to supporting the USD/JPY. Support and resistance lines are equally balanced but the moving averages, 21-day at 104.89, 100-day at 104.40 and the 200-day at 105.50 substantially reinforce the rebound propensity after any decline.”


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