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CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust ETF (FXY)

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  • Sep. 2, 2014, 9:15 AM
    • At issue as the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) touches a one-year low and the yen (NYSEARCA:FXY) nears its weakest level of 2014 are expectations for the divergent paths of monetary policy. While the Fed is signaling a rise in interest rates by this point next year, the ECB is set to further ease policy this week and the BOJ isn't tightening any time soon.
    • Old news? CFTC data on futures positions show bearish bets against the euro have jumped to their highest level in more than two years, and those short the yen approaching peaks seen in 2013. Futures, of course, are a tiny slice of a vast foreign currency trading market.
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  • Sep. 2, 2014, 3:26 AM
    • Japanese shares soared today, led by exporters and the yen slipping to a seven-month low against the dollar. Traders said a planned cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also supported sentiment.
    • The Nikkei hit a seven-month high, climbing 1.2% to 15,668.60. The Topix rose 1.1% to 1,297, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 1.1% to 11,763.89.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJT, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Aug. 27, 2014, 2:41 AM
    • Compared to its previous hike, the Japanese government needs to be more cautious regarding its upcoming decision to raise the national sales tax, warns Vice Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura.
    • Nishimura highlights that the sharp decline in consumer spending from the 3% tax hike in April is proving prolonged, and hopes that the Bank of Japan will decide on further monetary easing as appropriate.
    • Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to soon decide whether to proceed with the proposed plan of raising the national sales tax even higher, lifting the rate to 10%.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, JGBS, JGBD, DFJ, JYN, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, YCL, SCJ, DXJS, JPNL, JSC, ITF, JGBL, JPP, JGBT, JPNS, HEWJ, JGBB, FJP, JPMV, QJPN, DXJT, DXJR, DXJH, DXJF, DXJC
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  • Aug. 25, 2014, 4:04 AM
    • Japanese stocks rebounded to a 3-1/2-week high Monday, led by exporters and others due to a weak yen (which struck a seven-month low against the dollar this morning).
    • The Nikkei closed at yet another record high since July 31, climbing 0.5% to 15,613.25, despite trading volume hitting its lowest in a week.
    • The Topix gained 0.4% to 1,291.31, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.4% to 11,751.23.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJT, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Aug. 21, 2014, 4:02 AM
    • Japanese stocks rose to a three-week high this morning, posting large gains for the ninth consecutive day, as a weaker yen shored up exporters after Fed meeting minutes raised the risk of an earlier interest rate hike.
    • The Nikkei closed at its highest level since July 31, climbing 0.9% to 15,586.20. The nine-days of straight gains was the index's longest streak since December.
    • The Topix also gained 0.9% to 1,291.19, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.9% to 11,752.54.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJT, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Aug. 11, 2014, 3:26 AM
    • Japanese stocks gained heavily this morning, posting their largest daily jump in four months. Easing tensions in Ukraine, and exporters on the rise due to the yen stepping back from its sharp gains last week - both contributed to the rise.
    • The Nikkei recouped most of its steep losses from Friday, soaring 2.4% to 15,130.52 - its largest daily percentage gain since mid-April. The Topix climbed 2% to 1,252.51, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 2.1% to 11,402.48.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJT, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Aug. 8, 2014, 7:19 AM
    • The Nikkei capped a tough week, falling 3% overnight with Obama's ordering of airstrikes in Northern Iraq a convenient excuse for the decline.
    • Today's session also happens to be the busiest earnings report day of the season and Nikon Corp. tumbled 9.4% after lower full-year guidance, Taiyo Yuden dove 8.9% after cutting its outlook, and Nisshin Steel plunged 9.8% after profit fell 99%.
    • The BOJ maintained its pledge to boost the monetary base by ¥60T-¥70T.
    • The dollar is weaker vs. the yen by 0.25%, with dollar/yen down to ¥101.83.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, DXJS, JPNL, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJT, JPMV, QJPN, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Aug. 4, 2014, 3:28 AM
    • Japanese stocks fell to a more than one-week low this morning, with financials and sea transporters leading the losses, as investors turned risk averse due to the last week's U.S. stock sell-off and concerns over Argentina's default and Portuguese banking problems.
    • Japanese equities still drew some support from hopes of an improvement in domestic corporate earnings, as well as solid Asian shares and a stable currency market.
    • The Nikkei sank 0.3% to 15,474.50, its lowest close since July 25, extending losses for a third straight trading day. The Topix shed 0.4% to 1,276.19, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 dropped 0.3% to 11,620.36.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJT, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Jul. 18, 2014, 2:51 AM
    • Japanese shares fell to a one-week low today and dropped to their largest one-day fall in three weeks after investors turned risk averse due to the downed Malaysian Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine's eastern border.
    • The Nikkei sank 1% to 15,215.71, its lowest close since July 11. The index also fell 1.7% at one point during Friday's trading.
    • The Topix shed 0.8% to 1,263.29 at the close of trading in Tokyo. JPX-Nikkei Index 400 dropped 0.7% to 11,505.50.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJT, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Jul. 16, 2014, 3:36 PM
    • The WisdomTree (WETF -1%) Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ +0.4%) has seen $2.2B in outflows this year, including withdrawals of $490.4M on July 11 alone, according to Bloomberg.
    • It doesn't mean investors/traders don't want to bet on Japan; just that - with volatility all but vanishing from forex - they're not interested in hedging. By contrast, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ +0.2%) - not hedged at all - has seen nearly $1B in inflows. "Most ETF buyers are not long-term investors and they’re betting the dollar-yen won’t move much in three to six months," says a Tokyo-based analyst with BNP Paribas.
    • It was 2013, when the DXJ took in a whopping $9.8B as Japanese stocks rallied hard and the yen fell just as sharply.
    • Japan ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, JPNL, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, QJPN, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Jun. 23, 2014, 4:15 AM
    • Japanese shares rose to a five-month high today, after a positive survey on Chinese manufacturing added to gains caused by the Fed's dovish monetary policy. The Nikkei climbed 0.1% to 15,369.28, its highest close since January 29. The benchmark has risen almost 10% since the end of May.
    • The Topix also rose 0.1% to 1,267.48 at the close of trading in Tokyo, with 1.96B shares changing hands. JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 0.1% to 11,537.06.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJTFXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Jun. 17, 2014, 4:09 AM
    • Japanese shares rose today, with the Nikkei climbing 0.3% to 14975.97, after dropping 1.1% on Monday, although trading volume hit its two month low amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.
    • The Topix rose 0.3% to 1,238.20 at the close of trading in Tokyo, with 1.68B shares changing hands. JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also ended up 0.3% at 11,275.02.
    • Dollar/yen slid back 0.1% to ¥101.91, after rising 0.2% yesterday.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJH, DXJR, DXJF, DXJC, DXJTFXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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  • Jun. 9, 2014, 3:42 AM
    • Asian stocks hit their highest levels in nearly three years today, after the Dow and S&P 500 ended at new records on Friday. The Nikkei stock average is up by over 0.3%, and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS is also up about 0.3%, after reaching its highest levels since July 2011.
    • Other data today has shown Japan's economy growing 1.6% in January-March from the previous quarter, which revised preliminary data showing 1.5% growth.
    • The yuan rose after the People's Bank of China unexpectedly fixed its daily midpoint higher against the dollar for the second straight session, leading to an additional rise in other Asian currencies.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, DFJ, JYN, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, YCL, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJR, DXJT, DXJH, DXJC, DXJF
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  • Jun. 8, 2014, 8:40 PM
    • Saying capital spending rose 34.2% vs. a first guess of 21%, the Japanese government ups Q1 GDP growth to 6.7% from the initial 5.9% estimate. Economists had forecast a downward revision to just 5.5%.
    • Also boosting the economy in Q1, of course, was a surge in consumption ahead of an increase in the sales tax in April, and economists are forecasting GDP to contract about 4% in Q2.
    • The Nikkei is higher by 0.8% in early Monday morning action, and the yen is steady at ¥102.57.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, DFJ, JYN, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, YCL, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJR, DXJT, DXJH, DXJC, DXJF
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  • Jun. 2, 2014, 7:56 AM
    • The Government Pension Investment Fund should announce a reshuffling of assets in which, predicts Nomura, it would sell as much as $200B in domestic bonds to buy overseas assets. The team at Nomura sees the move as weakening the yen about about 10%.
    • If done at the right time, says Mitsubishi UFJ's Daisaku Ueno, dollar-yen could top ¥110 this year (¥102 at the moment).
    • A Bloomberg survey sees the fund cutting its local bond holding from 60% to 40%, and boosting its targets for foreign stocks to 17% and 14% (from 12% and 11%, respectively).
    • The Nikkei closed 2.1% higher overnight.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, DFJ, JYN, NKY, DBJP, EZJ, EWV, YCL, SCJ, JPNL, DXJS, JSC, ITF, JPP, JPNS, HEWJ, FJP, DXJT, DXJH, DXJC, DXJR, DXJF
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  • May. 23, 2014, 1:08 PM
    • Describing the U.S. economy as "recovering very strongly" and stronger than Japan, BOJ Governor Kuroda says, "In this kind of situation, I don't think it's reasonable to expect the yen to appreciate against the dollar."
    • He also sees the yen as "still quite strong" vs. the euro compared with where the pair stood ahead of the financial crisis (the current ¥140 vs. ¥169 before Lehman).
    • Kurdoa's talk-down of the yen comes a couple of days after his optimistic comments on the Japanese economy and a signal he was not planning additional monetary ease sent the currency higher.
    • Dollar/yen is ahead 0.25% on the session at ¥101.98.
    • ETFs: FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
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