AUD/JPY breaks below 84.00 amid risk aversion in markets

AUD/JPY - the risk barometer is under pressure, suggesting the post-Fed risk aversion is here to stay.  AUD/JPY created bearish outside day candle.   Focus on stocks.  The post-Fed minutes pick up in the treasury yields spooked the equity markets, pushing the Yen crosse ...

Japan: Steady buying of AUD bonds, could slow ahead – Nomura

Japanese investors maintained a solid pace of AUD bond buying in December, with purchases again running at an above-average pace, notes the research team at Nomura. Key Quotes “Interestingly, this has been increasingly tilted towards bonds issued by Australian residents over the past fe ...

AUD/JPY rises to one-week high on Aussie data

AUD/JPY clocks one-week high.  Upbeat Aussie wage growth data overshadowed to some extent by dismal construction sector data.  AUD/JPY rose to 84.86 - the highest level since Feb. 14 after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported a better-than-expected fourth quarter wag ...

AUD/JPY sits above 200 hour MA ahead of Aussie wage growth data

AUD positive technical set up.  Focus on Australia Q4 wage growth data.  The AUD/JPY seems to have formed a base around 84.00 ahead of the Aussie wage growth numbers.  The currency pair was last seen trading just above the 200-hour moving average (MA) of 84.60. Over the last tw ...

AUD/JPY trading near the recent bottom, Asia markets to remain thin

AUD/JPY sedate in thin markets. RBA Meeting Minutes sail by largely unnoticed. AUD/JPY traded flat in thin Monday markets and is heading into Tuesday testing just beneath the 0.7920. Monday saw the US markets taking a break to observe President's Day, and the Asia session will continue t ...

AUD/JPY starts the new week trying to gain, mounts 84.10 in early Asia

AUD/JPY up in early trading to start the new week. Aussie gaining on Yen data miss. AUD/JPY lifted early in the new trading week following softer-than-expected trade balance figures for Japan, testing the waters just beneath 84.20 as of writing. Asia session will be thin as Chines ...

AUD/JPY – depressed despite widening yield differential

AUD/JPY recovery struggles to gather traction.  AU-Japan 10-year yield spread rise to 11-month high.  Wednesday's "long-tailed" doji candle has not yielded a corrective rally in AUD/JPY so far.  The cross was last seen trading in a sideways manner around 84.3 ...

AUD/JPY explores downside on dismal Aussie jobs report

Aussie dollar feels the heat of drop in full-time jobs.  However, technicals favor corrective rally.  AUD/JPY fell to a session low of 84.27 after the Australia Bureau of Statistics reported a big drop in the full-time jobs in January.  The headline figure showed the econom ...

AUD/JPY tumbles on risk aversion, sees 84.21 briefly

AUD/JPY still prone to the downside, falling in Tokyo trading. Aussie jobs data on Thursday could give AUD breathing room. AUD/JPY is down in Tokyo trading, falling against the Yen before retracing slightly and currently trading around 84.45. The Aussie dropped following a contraction i ...

AUD/JPY treading water ahead of Westpac Consumer Confidence, testing 84.70

AUD/JPY flat in Asia trading following a weak Tuesday session. Australia Westpac Consumer Confidence data due shortly at 23:30 GMT. AUD/JPY is trading calmy in the overnight session, testing the waters around 84.70. Australia will be releasing their figures for the Westpac Consumer Confidenc ...

AUD/JPY continues push upwards ahead of Tokyo, tests 85.50

Aussie catches a ride on Monday. AUD/USD decline halted for now; Aussie unemployment on Friday. AUD/JPY is pushing higher during the overnight session, testing into 85.50 ahead of the Tokyo market open. The Aussie has managed to halt the slide yesterday, trading up steadily throug ...

AUD/JPY overnight put demand weakens as risk appetite recovers

Demand for AUD/JPY puts weakens.  Still too early to call a bottom in AUD/JPY cross.  AUD/JPY overnight 25 delta risk reversals rose to -5.2 today vs. -6.1 on Friday, indicating the demand for put options (bearish bets) or premium claimed by puts over calls has dropped somewhat ...

AUD/JPY bounces off 84.00 Friday, looking to extend the run further

AUD/JPY down 2.4% in a week, hoping to tie off losses. Aussie Unemployment coming up this week. AUD/JPY has opened the new week just above the 85.00 major level after another week of accelerating declines that saw the pair bottom at 84.00 before rebounding on Friday. The Aussie is continuing t ...