Das dürfte aber nun wirklich niemanden überraschen. Zu einen sind fast alle Marktteilnehmer bis über beide Ohren ins Risiko gegangen auf der anderen Seit kam das wohl klarste Signal direkt aus Japan. ( siehe Housewives Outmaneuver UBS, Deutsche Bank Trading Yen )
Japanese businessmen, housewives and pensioners betting against the yen in their spare time are wrecking the forecasts of the world's biggest currency traders
They tripled their trading in the year ended March to a record $11 billion a day
In Japan, individuals have opened 600,000 so-called margin trading accounts at brokerages that lend money for currency bets, 80 percent more than a year ago
Feels a little like the cab driver giving stock tips
Bei uns würde man das wohl "Milchmädchenhausse" nennen....
Thanks to Henry k. To. Chart taken from Market Not Close to Capitulation Just Yet
Chart does not include the brutal move today in Asia
As mentioned o n the above chart, the most recent correction in the four popular Yen cross rates is still not severe enough as what we witnessed during the late February to mid March correction. More importantly, these cross rates have only corrected to levels last seen during early June - definitely nowhere close to "capitulation" levels and a far cry to what we witnessed in Fall 1998, when the Yen - at one point - rose over 10% in a space of 24 hours!
> It will be interesting to see how all the Japanese investors will react.... I can imagine that some of them are drinkng more Sake than usual...... :-)
> Ich bin gespannt wie all die japanischen Investoren reagieren werden... Ich kann mir gut vorstellen das einige in letzter Zeit mehr Sake als gewöhnlich getrunken haben... :-)
Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The New Zealand dollar slumped, heading for its biggest weekly loss since the 1987 stock market crash, as investors slashed holdings of high-yield assets funded by loans in yen.
Australia's dollar, another favorite for investors who bought the nation's securities with money borrowed cheaply in Japan, tumbled as a drop in Asian stocks encouraged investors to unwind their carry trades. Both currencies fell to their lowest in more than four months against the dollar and yen on concerns losses related to subprime mortgages are deepening.
``The subprime issue is the center of the credit crisis universe and everything else is orbiting around it,'' said Alex Sinton, senior currency dealer at ANZ National Bank Ltd. in Auckland. ``The kiwi is one of fringe planets in that universe and it's going through a meteor belt at the moment.''
New Zealand's dollar slid 3 percent to 69.39 U.S. cents at 3:08 p.m. in Wellington. It fell as low as 69.37 cents, the weakest since March 16. It has tumbled 8.4 percent in the past 5 days and 14 percent since touching 81.10 cents on July 24, the strongest since being allowed to trade freely in 1985.
The currency also tumbled 3.2 percent against Japan's currency to 80.79 yen after having the biggest loss since December 2005 yesterday.
The Australian dollar declined 1.2 percent to 81.40 U.S. cents from late in Asia yesterday. It touched 81.38 cents, the least since April 5 and lost 4.9 percent over the past five days, the most since May 2004. The currency fell 1.5 percent against the yen to 94.72.
``The kiwi and Aussie will underperform,'' said Jonathan Cavanagh, a currency strategist at Westpac Banking Corp. in Sydney, referring to the currencies by their nicknames. ``Any bad news is jumped on in a big way.''
The Morgan Stanley Capital International Asia Pacific Index of shares fell 3.4 percent to the lowest since March.
Japan's 0.5 percent overnight lending rate is the lowest of any major economy. New Zealand's central bank raised borrowing costs four times this year to 8.25 percent and the Reserve Bank of Australia increased rates last week to 6.5 percent, making their currencies more appealing for carry trades.
New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen said the nation's currency, which has slumped 11 percent the past three weeks, is still unjustifiably high.
> Wenn man sich die Daten zum Defizit ansieht ist diese Aussage mehr als berechtigt.... Aber wen haben bis vor einigen Wochen Fundamentaldaten interesssiert.......