Looking for a tactical buy on AUD this week

Chris Weston

Looking for a tactical buy on AUD this week. $1.5b issue of 5 year ACGB (biggest ever), one-sided positioning and nothing new likely from the RBA. GBP/AUD looks most overowned


Chris Weston

Chris joined IG as a sales trader in 2006, having worked previously at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, gaining exposure to both equity and fixed income trading. After accruing 15 years' experience in financial markets, Chris...

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Chris Weston

Against USD i see 110 coming into play, premised on increased eaing from the BOJ in April (to counter the rise in sales tax), while of course Fed paering will dirve US yields to 3.5-4% range and keep USD well bid. The JPY is hugely underowned right now and Japanese funds have been huge buyers of offshore assets..will this continue? I think it will but we will need to see Japanese inflation expectations increase and corps accross the board taking part in the pay increase we saw from Nomura last week

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James Marlay

Chris did you read the piece in The Australian over the weekend? It sounds like USD/JPY trade is getting some big bets. Do you have a view on the Yen and where it is headed in 2014?

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