Huge Japan data dump – a look at the USD/JPY response (AKA “Is this thing on?”)

We got plenty of data from Japan already today:
And, well, USD/JPY (nor yen crosses) hasn’t done too much at all:
Updates:
I posted earlier that . To elaborate just a little, their passive rebalancing model month ­end points to modest dollar selling vs. the JPY, GBP, CAD & AUD

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Make ‘Soft Data’ Great Again – Economic Confidence Rebounds To 16 Year Highs

The last time American consumers were this confident about the national economy was August 2001.

As a reminder, the market is not the economy… and a rising economic confidence on the heels of rising stock prices does not ‘forecast’ the economy…

For those who believe there is more left in stocks to run, we note that economic confidence was rising to these levels in July 1997 – so you have about 30 months until the world implodes by that measure.

There’s just one problem with that exuberance…

‘Soft’ versus ‘Hard’ Data again!!

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US, UK Both Drop In Latest ‘World Press Freedom Index’ Rankings

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
Reporters without Borders just published its annual World Press Freedom Index rankings, and the results for both the U.S. and UK are not impressive. Both countries declined two spots from last …

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U.s. fED to Stand Pat in May, Likely to Hike in June and September &#150 Barclays

The FOMC, during its meeting in May, is likely to keep the policy on hold, noted Barclays in a research report. The U.S. Fed’s main challenge might be to acknowledge the weakness in incoming data while continuing to hint its plans for normalizati…

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