BOJ’s Kuroda Sends the USD/JPY Popping Above 106, After Confirming That They Will Keep Buying Bonds - Forex News by FX Leaders

BOJ’s Kuroda Sends the USD/JPY Popping Above 106, After Confirming That They Will Keep Buying Bonds

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

The USD/JPY was finding support at the 20 SMA (gray) on the daily chart yesterday, while today that pair has jumped higher, climbing above 106 for a while. The head of the Bank of Japan, Kuroda, fueled the bullish move further today, promising to keep buying bonds for an unlimited time.

He doesn’t see any problems in Japanese corporations if the BOJ continues to buy bonds for as long as it is necessary. These comments have sent the JPY down, which, in turn, has pushed the USD/JPY further up. So, the long-term trend seems to be turning bullish now, which means that we should buy the pullback lower, probably at the 20 SMA.  Below are Kuroda’s comments:

Further remarks by Kuroda

  • ETF purchases not significantly crippling market functions
  • Does not think ETF purchases cause serious corporate governance problems
  • Aware of the view that ETF purchases may lead to a decline in stock market function
  • BOJ is not targeting any specific levels with their ETF purchases, but as long as they keep up the buying, it just means current levels are not enough
  • Bond purchases are for monetary policy purposes, not for the government
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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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