Economists at ING analyze USD/JPY outlook for the next year.
Big policy changes in Japan can have a big impact on USD/JPY
On the subject of carry, lower volatility favours the carry trade and also the yen as a funding currency. However, we have some quite aggressive forecasts for a lower USD/JPY on the back of a weaker dollar and finally a proper Bank of Japan exit from ultra-loose policy.
Big policy changes in Japan can have a big impact on USD/JPY as in 2013. Let’s see how the start of 2024 progresses and whether the BoJ is prepared to make its move after all.
USD/JPY – 4Q23 148.00 1Q24 140.00 2Q24 135.00 3Q24 130.00 4Q24 130.00