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USD/JPY Remains Bearish, Despite BOJ’s Kuroda Pledging to Spend More Cash

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2021 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

Yesterday we decided to buy USD/JPY, as this pair was retracing lower to the 200 SMA (purple) on the H4 chart, which has been acting as support for this pair during January. However, the inauguration of Joe Biden as the president of the USA yesterday sent the USD lower and the USD/JPY broke below the 200 SMA, although it didn’t fall too much, sticking around the 200 SMA.

Today, Bank of Japan chairman Kuroda held a speech, pledging to spend more money if needed, but this pair is continuing to slip lower nonetheless. Below are Kuroda’s comments:

 

BOJ Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda Press Conference

  • Will not hesitate to ease further if needed
  • Watching the impact of the coronavirus closely
  • Economic improvement to only be moderate
  • Downward pressure rising on the services sector
  • Inflation expected to stay negative for the time being, will eventually start rising
  • BOJ will continue efforts to support market stability
  • Downward pressure has increased after state of emergency measures
  • March review to examine effects of large-scale monetary easing
  • Will also analyze impact on financial mediation
  • The review will examine policy side effects and effectiveness
  • Not mindful of any specifics for the review at this point
  • Too early to consider an exit from powerful monetary stimulus
  • Fed, ECB also not headed for stimulus exit yet
  • Volatility in stock market remains high globally
  • Global stock market rise reflects recovery expectations
Sure, “recovery expectations”! And nothing to do with the printing press or in Japan’s case, the continued ETF purchases by the BOJ themselves. There isn’t anything too significant from Kuroda’s remarks above. He is mostly just reiterating the BOJ’s current stance with a few trivial comments about the economy. In case you missed it, the central bank kept thier policy unchanged earlier in the day.

 

 

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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