US dollar sinks as inflation cools. USD/JPY plunges

July 11, 2024 2:48 pm

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USD/JPY is plunging after the softer US CPI numbers. This could be a squeeze on the very-crowded long trade.

The dollar is broadly weaker but in the 50-100 pips range on most pairs, however this move is now nearly 300 pips. That either speaks to a real squeeze and possibly intervention.

Intervening at a time like this would mark a departure for the Japanese Ministry of Finance but a new currency czar was installed last month and he may be using new tactics. It’s often said that currency intervention works best with a tailwind and CPI was certainly that.

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