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Safe-Havens Gain Ground To Open The Week

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

Safe-havens are putting up nice gains, even though traders appear to be favoring a “risk-on” mentality. Gold, the Swiss franc, and Japanese yen are all in positive territory today vs the USD. While stocks are on the march north, traders aren’t ignoring the havens.

On the news front, today’s media buzz is all about an apparent return to business-as-usual in the United States. Reports are now surfacing that the U.S. Congress will defer reconvening until May 4. In addition, a rift between governors and the Trump administration is thought to be growing over potential re-open dates. At this point, it’s anyone’s guess when the American economy will get back to normal. However, we are likely to hear the Federal Government’s plan sometime this week.

At this point, market participants are buying everything from stocks to safe-havens. Is this the beginning of the post-coronavirus mass exodus from cash? Today, signs point to yes.

Safe-Havens Rally, USD/JPY Falls Beneath 107.00

For the USD/JPY, the bearish run has carried over into a second straight session. Currency traders are limiting exposure to the Greenback as the impact of FED QE begins to be felt.

USD/JPY, Daily Chart

Bottom Line: In the event that the USD/JPY exhibits bearish extension, I will have buy orders in the queue from 106.54. With an initial stop at 106.24, this trade produces 25 pips on a sub-1:1 risk vs reward ratio.

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About the author

Shain Vernier // US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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