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More yen weakness likely - BOA Securities survey

Published 10/05/2024, 15:26
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Investing.com - More Japanese yen weakness looks likely, according to Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Securities, citing its latest foreign exchange and rates sentiment survey.

At 10:25 ET (14:25 GMT), USD/JPY traded 0.2% higher at ¥155.83, with the pair having gained just under 2% this week as yen weakness returned.

Japanese authorities are seen having spent almost $60 billion the previous week pulling the yen away from a 34-year-low of ¥160.24 versus the dollar.

The bank’s survey has shown a consistently bullish yen bias since mid-2022, analysts at BOA Securities said, until now. 

With USDJPY breaching new highs in April, investors have flipped to the largest JPY short since 2022, and there is a deep scepticism around the effectiveness of Japan's FX intervention.

The bank said the majority of fund managers polled expect USDJPY to retest ¥160, with no one expecting a reversal to ¥150. 

“While we generally share these views, the volte-face on JPY perhaps warrants near-term caution for shorts,” the bank added.



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