USD/JPY Fundamental Analysis August 22, 2012, Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendation:

The USD/JPY is trading at 79.29 as the US dollar continues to drift downward. There is no single element that can be blamed for the dip in the dollar index, but investors are looking waiting on home sales number which could be the deciding factor in monetary stimulus for the US as hopes have faded with better than expected eco data last week. Also tomorrow the FOMC minutes for its July report will be released.

The JPY has been struggling against the US due to weak eco data on the Japanese economy and as risk aversion has left the markets. Bond yields have also been weighing on the currency. The pair are expected to move towards the 80.00 price this week

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Economic Data August 21, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

 

 

Aug. 21

 

AUD

 

 

 

Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NZD

 

 

 

Credit Card Spending (YoY) 

0.1%

 

 

 

3.9% 

   

 

 

NZD

 

 

 

Inflation Expectations (QoQ) 

2.3%

 

 

 

2.4% 

 

 

 

 

JPY

 

 

 

All Industries Activity Index (MoM) 

0.2%

 

0.3% 

 

-0.2% 

   

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the AUD, NZD, JPY and USD

Aug. 22

00:50

 

JPY

 

 

Trade Balance 

 

-0.46T 

-0.30T 

 

 

 

15:00

 

USD

 

 

Existing Home Sales 

 

4.52M 

4.37M 

 

 

 

19:00

 

USD

 

 

FOMC Meeting Minutes 

         

 

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