Positive tone holding

The yen is again standing out in overnight activity, extending the losses seen in the wake of weekend upper house elections seen yesterday. The move is significant because the post-Brexit environment had seen the yen strengthen, much against the wishes of the Japanese authorities, so the latest move will be welcome relief. Abe has followed through today, requesting that cabinet colleagues follow up with finer details on spending plans this week. USDJPY finds itself above the 103.00 level, with EURJPY seeing resistance at 114.74/79 area.

The other key move in the past 24 hours has been GBPUSD, where the twists and turns of the UK political environment yesterday meant an accelerated move to a new prime minister as the challenger to the favourite pulled out of the face. That removed a few weeks of uncertaint

Did you know?

If overwhelmed by pessimism and falling prices, the FX market is defined as “bearish”, while if characterised by optimism and rising prices, it is called “bullish”. These two terms derive from the way in which bears and bulls attack their opponents, with the former swiping its paws downwards and the latter thrusting its horns upwards.

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"Simple Moving Average (SMA)" - A representation of an asset’s average price over a period of time.
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