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Great Graphic: Dollar Breaks Out Against Yen


Euro and Swiss franc are at new highs for the year against the dollar.

The dollar is at six-week highs against the yen.

If it is a genuine breakout, here is where the dollar-yen may be headed.


The dollar is at new lows for the year against the euro and Swiss franc.  Draghi’s comments earlier that transitory forces are dampening price pressures were seen as broadly similar to the Fed’s leadership’s assessment about US prices.  The implication is that the ECB will announce tapering its purchases as it extends them into next year.

On the other hand, the dollar is make new highs against the yen since mid-May.   The earlier attempt to establish a foothold above JPY112 in Asia failed, but the surging interest rates (10-year Treasuries up 6 bp and Bunds up 12.5 bp) has weighed on the yen.

The euro is at its highest level since last April against the yen.  The dollar appears to be breaking out of a bottoming pattern.  This Great Graphic, made on Bloomberg, shows the near-term potential bottoming pattern and the Fibonacci retracements of the dollar’s decline in H1.   We identified the possible head and shoulder components and the measuring objective (~JPY115.50).  The next retracement target (50%) is near JPY113.35 and (61.8%) JPY114.60.   A break of JPY111.00 would warn of another failed attempt by the greenback, and would likely coincide with a setback in yields.



Dollar's Decline, June 2017

Dollar's Decline

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Marc Chandler
He is Global Head of Currency Strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). He has been covering the global capital markets in one fashion or another for 25 years, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks. He regularly appears on CNBC and has spoken for the Foreign Policy Association. In addition to being quoted in the financial press daily, Chandler has been published in the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post. BBH provides specialist services and innovative solutions to many Swiss asset managers that include a global custody network of close to 100 markets, accounting, administration, securities lending, foreign exchange, cash management and brokerage services. Feel free to contact the Zurich office of BBH
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