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Yen continues to weaken, how low can it go against $/£/€/AID this week ?

We start the week with the Yen maintained losses as G7 Finance Ministers will allow the yen continue to weaken . FTSE & US market futures looks to open higher .

The Yen hit 102.21 at 4:22am lowest since October 2008 , Nikkei up 177.48points +1.21% .G-7 policy makers said they examined Japan’s strategy
and they will monitor its impact on currencies. They reaffirmed their February
commitment to “not target exchange rates” at a meeting in Aylesbury, near
London, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told reporters .

How low ?

By the end of the week II can see it trading around :

 101/102 USD

156/158 GBP

132/134 EURO

101/102 AUD

 

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-12/yen-falls-beyond-102-as-g-7-tolerates-drop-s-p-futures-decline.html

BOOMING BOOMINGJapan’s Nikkei in best shape since 2008

Japan market is BOOMING !
I can feel a massive end to the year , my prediction of over 13,500 was thought of as crazy by many , today I have a big smile , lucky I am not one of those guys that will say I told you you so but I told you so !

Ride the highs and sell the lows ,

Tony Evans

Japan's Nikkei in best shape since 2008.

Japan’s Nikkei in best shape since 2008

The Japanese stock market hit its highest level in almost five years on Friday, after the Bank of Japan ambitious stimulus plan raised hope of economic revival, after years of slow growth.

The main Nikkei 225 stock index climbed as much as 4.7% to 13,225.62 earlier today – its highest since August 2008. By the end of the trading day, the Nikkei closed up 1.58%.

Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday that it plans to double the country’s money supply in an attempt to spur growth and stop prices from falling. The news took investors by surprise as it was a much bigger step than expected and therefore signalled a more aggressive approach towards accelerating economic growth.

Analysts praised BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s bold moves for his understanding of how global markets and investors would react when it comes to monetary policy.

The so-called Abenomics, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies, have drawn attention of investors who were not previously interest in Japan, according to Economists.

By pumping more money into the system, Japan is hoping to promote price growth, ending a cycle of deflation, recession and sputtering economic recovery. Concurrently, it is also hopes to weaken its currency in order to boost exports.

Notably, in the past two days alone, the Japanese yen declined 4.5% against the US dollar and more than 5% against the Euro.

Nikkei Up 4%This morning !!

Nikkei open 4% !96.3$ ! This morning !!

Sitting at my desk I feel Japan is on the way to a BOOM ! Markets going crazy ,

I been in Japan 8 years and loved it in a depression , I don’t know what will happen when the markets boom , marriage made in heaven ?

Tony Evans , Tokyo

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Kuroda Stuns the market – Bank of Japan Boosts Bond Purchases

Bank of Japan (8301) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda 1 – 0 Deflation

Good Job Kuroda you promised the world and you delivered , this a Central Bank Governor that now has the confidence of the market and the world .

The central bank buy 7 trillion yen ($74.6 billion) of bonds a month!!! THAT BIGGER THAN Switzerland GDP PER YEAR !!!!!!!

Yen weakens against the $ – 94.122 AND THE NIKKEI turned A -1.5% LOSS to a 0.5% gain.

Watch this space Japan has declared war on deflation !!

BBC

Bloomberg

Bank of Japan ready to declare war on deflation ???

Is the Bank of Japan ready to declare war on deflation ? I believe so , Kuroda said last week he would take aggressive action to stop deflation and to increase the growth of the economy .
I personally believe he will look at around $1billion a DAY ! At the moment the BOJ has plans for $1billion every 2 days starting next year ,
His comments last week gave us the impression he wants action now rather than later !

“It would be natural for the BOJ to buy longer-dated government bonds in huge amounts,” Kuroda said in a confirmation hearing in parliament .

I personally see no real change until the up and coming election has been won by Prime Minister Abe . Reason for this is that Japan have been sheltered from high energy price , commodity and food price and residents in JAPAN haven’t seen their bills increase as most other G8 countries .Weaker Yen means higher prices for consumer ( voters ) and that means no votes !

Kuroda has still not been confirmed as the new Bank of Japan governor but the markets have already taken this as a given , Nikkei goes up 2+/-% in a day.
A 1% increase means the Nikkei adds around $23billion !!!

I see Abe drawing up a battle plan for war , at the moment he is just appointing his “generals” , summer time I can see the full war!

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