Is a stronger dollar/yen sustainable?

Yen movements will remain unpredictable, but further weakening may not be sustainable, says JPMorganÆs FX strategist Tohru Sasaki.

JPMorganÆs foreign exchange strategist Tohru Sasaki warns that the Japanese yen is still far from a normal currency, and that forecasts for its movements can often be counter-intuitive.

Two of the most important features of the yen currently are a decline in the carry trade and a more bearish outlook for the Japanese economy. Both tend to strengthen the yen, as Japanese investors unwind their short yen positions in the first case, and Japanese foreign direct investment retrenches in...

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