BNP says it opened a USD/JPY long today

  • Long at 103.20
  • Stop at 101.50
  • Profit target is 107.00

(What do I always say about round numbers? ….)

BNP cites:

  • “We expect a rebound in US yields to support the currency pair”
  • “Our interest rate strategists expect a recovery to 70bps and 3.0% respectively,” (for 2s and 10s), which should “provide substantial support for dollar-yen”
  • “Monetary expansion and portfolio outflows” are likely to weigh on the yen

BNP’s target for USD/JPY at the end of 2014 is 110.00