USD/JPY close to 150 💹

The Japanese yen declined to a 32-year high of 149 yen per US dollar and is in danger of heading to the crucial psychological level of 150. Investors worry that if this level is reached, it may force the government to intervene once more and stabilize the currency.

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Kenya supports oil trade in its currency

Kenya has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia and the UAE to purchase oil using Kenyan shillings rather than US dollars. This move promotes the use of Kenya’s national currency and enhances its economic autonomy.

JPY is strong on Friday

The Japanese Yen has been strengthening against all other currencies on Friday. EUR/JPY fell the hardest, by 1.82%. Other currency pairs, like NZD/JPY and GBP/JPY, are also down 1.5% so far.

EUR/USD rises above 1.0900

EUR/USD rose above 1.0900 after the Fed raised interest rates, the highest since early February. Another Fed’s rate hike of 25bps was delivered, but the US dollar weakened all around the place.

Russia to internationalize Chinese Yuan

Putin advocated for the internationalization of the Chinese yuan, saying that around two-thirds of trade between Russia and China is conducted in yuan and ruble. The president said his country supports the use of the yuan in trade between Russia and countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

EUR gains on all fronts

The euro strengthened against all fiat currencies, supporting the ongoing trends. EUR/AUD jumped 1.5%, while EUR/JPY and EUR/GBP are up 1.2%.

JPY gains momentum

The Japanese yen continues to appreciate against all currency pairs. NZD/JPY is down 1.33%, and CAD/JPY along with USD/JPY fell 1%.

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UBS CEO steps down

UBS CEO, Ralph Hamers. is stepping down on April 5th after the company acquired financially troubled Credit Suisse. Sergio Ermotti is about to succeed Hamers, who was UBS’ CEO from 2011 to 2020. 

Inflation levels in EU mostly drop

The result of the annual inflation rate in Spain surprised, dropping from 6% in February to 3.3% in March. This is very close to the central bank’s goal. Germany’s inflation also fell, from 8.7% to 7.4%, a little above the estimated 7.3%. Belgium’s inflation held steady at 6.6%.

EU stock indices near March highs 📈

Thursday saw an almost 1% increase in European stock indices on hopes that central banks will soon halt their tightening cycle. Global risk sentiment improved as worries about the recent banking turmoil subsided. The STOXX 600 jumped to 455 while DAX 40 surged to 15,500.

Ripple jumps 12% amid market rally 🚀

Ripple (XRP) jumped an additional 12% to $0.58, as investors hope the lawsuit between the SEC and Ripple is coming to an end. The cryptocurrency is already up 65% in the last 2 weeks.

Saudi Aramco x China 🛢

Saudi Aramco is working with China to build a $12.2 billion oil refinery. The refinery will be in northeast China, and it is expected to be fully operational in 2026. About 300,000 barrels of oil a day will be housed at the refinery.

Alibaba soars 13% after announcement

The announcement of Alibaba’s plan to divide itself into six distinct businesses boosted the stock by 13%. This reorganization may result in many IPOs down the road. The segments would be cloud, e-commerce, global e-commerce, digital mapping, logistics, and a media arm.


LULU skyrockets after solid earnings, improved guidance

Superb guidance sent the LULU stock sharply higher, with the bear market officially over for the company.
Bitcoin analysis: The rally slows down, but bulls want Bitcoin higher

Bitcoin analysis: The rally slows down, but bulls want Bitcoin higher

Bitcoin hovers near $29,000, and the technical analysis suggests we are only halfway through the market rally.
EURUSD eyes cycle highs – will it breach 1.10?

EURUSD eyes cycle highs – will it breach 1.10?

The negative trend for the USD is here to stay, according to analysts, likely leading to the next attack at 1.10.
Wall Street closed green with increased optimism

Wall Street closed green with increased optimism

The US market closed in the green, with tech being the hero of the day. Banking re-assured traders with rising stock prices.