USD/JPY Fundamental Analysis October 9, 2012 Forecast

By FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman
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USD/JPY Fundamental Analysis October 9, 2012 Forecast

USD/JPY Fundamental Analysis October 9, 2012 Forecast

Analysis and Recommendation:

The USD/JPY is trading at 78.54 on Monday morning, with little volume, as Japan is closed for the holiday and US markets are open but it is the Columbus Day holiday, giving a lot of traders a three day weekend. There is little expected in the way of data and news outside of Europe today. The USD continued to trade strong on the back of the nonfarm payroll report on Friday, although the US faces earning season again, with markets a bit worried about the outcome. The pair is back once again trading in the mid 78 range.

The dollar dipped versus the yen on Monday, backing off of a two-week high hit late last week after a surprise drop in the U.S. unemployment rate soothed investor concerns about the U.S. economy's outlook. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent in September, its lowest level since January 2009, the U.S. Labor Department said on Friday.

Friday's data is unlikely to be enough to convince market participants that the U.S. jobs market is headed toward a strengthening recovery.

According to a business sentiment survey published by the Bank of Japan last week, the average dollar/yen exchange rate assumption that major Japanese manufacturers are using in their business plans for the six months to March 2013 is 78.97 yen.

That suggests that Japanese exporters may want to sell the dollar if it rises beyond that threshold. With little assistance from the BoJ at this monthly meeting last week, markets are trying to figure out how the strong JPY will affect the economy

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Economic Data October 8, 2012 actual v. forecast











Oct. 08





RBA Governor Stevens Speaks 










ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) 









Chinese HSBC Services PMI 






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







Oct. 09



NAB Business Confidence 



Oct. 11



Employment Change 



Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 09 08:30 Holland 

Oct 09 09:30 UK 

Oct 09 14:30 UK 

Oct 09 17:00 US 

Oct 10 09:10 Italy  

Oct 10 09:10 Sweden 

Oct 10 09:30 Germany 

Oct 10 09:30 Swiss 

Oct 10 14:30 Sweden 

Oct 10 17:00 US 

Oct 11 09:10 Italy  

Oct 11 09:10 Sweden 

Oct 11 09:30 UK 

Oct 11 15:00 US 

Oct 11 17:00 US 

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