USD/JPY renews weekly lows below 114.00 as profits drop, BOJ Minute
USD/JPY remains down for the third day in a row, down 0.30% on the day around 113.85 when Tokyo opens on Friday. The yen pair depicts market risk aversion while tracking falling Treasury yields and equities.
Concerns about a hawkish appearance by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) at next week’s monetary policy meeting seems to be weighing on USD/JPY prices. Along with that are recent pessimistic signals from the minutes of the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) monetary policy meeting as well as mixed inflation data from Japan.
Expectations for a Fed rate hike signal were bolstered after US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in an interview with CNBC: “Inflation has risen more than most economists, myself included. , and of course our responsibility to the Fed to fix it. And we will. “It should be noted that hesitancy over the US-China relationship also affected market sentiment and USD/JPY prices, but did not give a date. The 10-year US Treasury posted daily losses on Tuesday two in a row, down four basis points to 1.79% latest, while S&P 500 Futures are down 0.30% on the day at press time that said USD/JPY prices encourage data mixed data as an excuse for Bullish bets on greenback and treasury yields. US jobless claims hit their highest level since late October and details from the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing survey also improved in January.
Looking ahead, the lack of major data/events could limit USD/JPY moves in the short term, but the downside remains intact amid falling Treasury yields and concerns ahead of the Fed