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Dollar-Yen: Why Central Banks are the Wrong 'Point of Focus' (so what does matter?)

by Nico Isaac
Updated: May 03, 2023

Welcome to Chart of the Day. I'm Robert Folsom for Nico Isaac.

Dollar-Yen: Why Central Banks are the Wrong 'Point of Focus' (so what does matter?)

I recently returned to my (pre-pandemic) yoga class, only to learn that my balancing ability is now akin to that of a three-legged chair. My teacher, noticing this, reminded me of the Sanskrit word "Drishti," which means "point of focus."

Basically, (until you can master your inner vision) you rely on your outer vision. You focus on a fixed point in the room as you work on balancing postures. This draws your attention away from your wobbly legs and onto the Drishti, to keep yourself stable.

It reminds me of how "fundamental" analysis is supposed to work. Traders and investors fixate on events outside the financial markets in the hope that they can anticipate where prices are headed. As in, a commodity trader may focus on weather patterns that affect crop conditions, while a stock trader's Drishti may be on earnings for directional clues.

Currencies are no exception. Like on April 28, of the US Dollar/Japanese Yen traders were laser-focused on one single "fundamental" -- the effect of that day's Bank of Japan policy decisions.

But unlike a yoga Drishti, this point of focus was not "fixed." In fact it was all over the place, as these news items reveal.

Makes me dizzy just thinking about it ... which leads to a simple question: is there a different Drishti traders can focus on, which can help stabilize their market decisions?


Let's return to the recent price action in the US Dollar/Japanese Yen. On April 27, our Currency Pro Service showed a version of this chart of USDJPY. There, we identified that the trend was early in a powerful third wave rally.

And this is what followed: On April 28, the pair shot up to its highest level in 6 weeks.

When it comes to trading, the goal is not top-and-bottom pick based on news. It's to have a balanced focus on what matters -- high-confidence set-ups. Of course, trading is risky and not all Elliott wave interpretations correctly anticipate price direction.

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