sentix ASR Essentials 15-2017

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USD/JPY and EUR/USD in the sentiment spotlight

The latest sentix survey reveals some interesting FX developments. Pessimism on USD/JPY has reached five year extremes and is consistent with growing near-term pessimism on Japanese equities. A bounce-back in sentiment on dollar-yen would, accordingly, likely support sentiment towards the Nikkei 225. In the eurozone, increasing levels of ‘neutrality’ on the near-term outlook for EUR/USD point to heightened uncertainty on the euro ahead of the French election. However, any election uncertainties have done little to undermine investors’ increasingly positive medium-term strategic bias on the euro versus the US dollar. FX is in the sentiment spotlight on a couple of fronts. See page 2 for charts.

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