BOJ Checks FX Intervention To SNB As EURCHF Plunges To Fresh Lows
Last night's lack of intervention by the BOJ is finally being appreciate for the strategic bluff it was. When even an incremental QE dosage is unable to put a dent in your currency, and has in fact strengthened the JPY ever since the announcement, investors are now flocking to all safe currencies, first and foremost the CHF, which has just breached the critical 1.3000 barrier and immediately took down all stops all the way down to 1.2980. This means that the BOJ very strategically left the intervention card to the next currency debaser down the road, i.e. the Swiss National Bank, whose boss Phillip Hildebrand is now staring at his Bloomberg terminal in shock knowing full well he has no choice now but to intervene yet again. Once again, Shirakawa shows how it's done.