Why Goldman Just Told Clients To Short The Dollar Against The Yen

Goldman is out with a call telling clients to short the dollar against the yen.

As you can see from this chart, the dollar has surged against the yen over the last couple of months.

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So why is Goldman calling for the end of this?

3 reasons:

  • Japan’s trade data is improving again. It’s already returning to net surpluses.
  • There’s no evidence that the BoJ is going to keep easing, as it hinted at first in February.
  • The Fed WILL engage in QE3, weakening the dollar.

As for the specifics of the trade: “We would recommend investors go short $/JPY at current levels of 82.80 for a target of 79 with a stop on a close above 84.50.”

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