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Rising Yen Weighs on Japanese Stocks

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With the market shifting to risk-off mode the last few days, the Yen ETF (FXY) broke above trend line resistance. The Yen has been moving higher since early July and the Nikkei 225 ($NIKK) has been moving lower. In fact, notice that this seesaw relationship has been quite strong in 2012. Export driven Japan is still dependant on the Yen for growth.

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com. Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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