Unfounded Rumor Of The Morning: BOJ Preparing For FX Intervention
Some of the JPY weakness this morning is being attributed to a rumor making the rounds that the BOJ has asked Japanese banks to prepare for possible fx market intervention tonight. Seeing how the BOJ has been full of nothing but hot air, and other byproducts recently, we are confident that nobody will buy it - traders now want action, not words. The brief spike in JPY crosses has been promptly regained. Furthermore, with new EURCHF record lows every day, we believe the likelihood of intervention in the Swiss currency is far larger, and we are surprised nobody is wondering how Hungary is doing these days, where the Forint has been in freefall, and domestic borrowers are about to embark on a default tsunami.