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Yen Outperforms All Its Peers

The Japanese Yen has been the star performer in a move that surprisingly didn't get fueled by that much weakness in the S&P 500 (-0.7%). Even the US long-dated Treasury yields soared, which tends to be associated with Yen weakness rather than strength.

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Scan Of The Markets

The indices show the performance of a particular currency vs G8 FX. A video on how to interpret these indices can be found in the Global Prime’s Research section.

The Japanese Yen has been the star performer in a move that surprisingly didn’t get fueled by that much weakness in the S&P 500 (-0.7%). Even the US long-dated Treasury yields soared, which tends to be associated with Yen weakness rather than strength.

These dynamics where the Yen decouples from its usual drivers makes tapping into the aggregated flows in G8 FX so powerful. It keeps traders in constant tune with what’s going on. The FX index chart clearly shows how JPY has taken off and not looking back.

In the fundamental domain, even if it has the potential to be a source of distress, so far investors are undeterred about the growing tensions between the US and China over the origin of the coronavirus. US Secretary of State Pompeo said there is “significant evidence” the virus was engineered via a Wuhan laboratory.

Steps to curb supply chains and investment flows in China by the US made it to the front page of the Financial Times. This would be another critical stabilizing factor that may see risk deteriorate, even if at this point, equity tradrs are sweeping it under the carpet.

In the containment rollbacks, Germany announced plans to further reopen its economies even if social distancing will remain in place. Meanwhile, in the UK, the market awaits the plan to ease lockdowns by PM Johnson to be outlined this coming Sunday.

In the US, it looks as though the trend has been for the virus to travel from East to West, with California badly hit with a spike in new cases. President Trump’s rhetoric to encourage people going back to business as usual and reopening the economy has gone up a notch, saying Americans should begin returning to their everyday lives.

Back to forex, one of the currencies most fragile in the last 24h, includes the GBP, battered for seemingly no particular catalyst. It may be because attention is now placed on today’s BOE policy meeting where the risk of a QE expansion near term is real.

The US Dollar, after the balanced flows thematic from earlier this week, finally found a technical resolution by breaking higher. This strength sends the EUR/USD into a critical daily support or puts AUD/USD in a complicated position to retain the daily bullishness.

In today’s video, where I dive into the daily assessment of the currency flows, I conclude that where the EUR/USD stands makes short trades especially tricky. The GBP/USD appears to have further downside room as dos the USD/JPY. Think what that means for the GBP/JPY near term…. Lastly, the AUD/USD, a market I tend to focus on, is rolling over dangerously but the SMT is not quite there.

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Insights Into Market Flows

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Important Footnotes


Markets evolve in cycles followed by a period of distribution and/or accumulation. To understand the principles applied in the assessment of market structures, refer to the tutorial How To Read Market Structures In Forex.


In order to assess the market momentum of a particular asset, I’ve promoted for years the idea of using what I call the smart money tracker. The settings and the indicator can be obtained via our Discord room, where traders from all walks of life interact frequently. In this video I lay out the elements I look into to call trend directions.


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It’s important to highlight that the daily market outlook provided in this report is subject to the impact of the fundamental news. Any unexpected news may cause the price to behave erratically in the short term. Monitor the event risks via Forexfactory.com & refer to Fundamentals vs Technicals In Forex.


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Ivan Delgado

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