Betting on the Dollar Versus Yen

Rumors are circulating that in an effort to enable its exporters to compete effectively with China, Japanese authorities are considering some sort of currency "peg," perhaps to a basket of currencies, or vis-a-vis the Yuan, or maybe even in part to gold.

In addition, there are currently heated discussions in Congress about declaring China a "currency manipulator," or otherwise coercing China to allow its Yuan to appreciate faster to enable American business to compete more effectively on a global basis.

Given that, my sense is that there is just too much smoke out there for me not to believe that a major "fire" is about to flash in the foreign exchange markets.

Moreover, it just so happens that my intermediate- and longer-term technical work in USD/Yen is screaming for a powerful upmove in the USD versus a powerful downmove in Yen, which argues strongly that the time has come to add to my long term position in the ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF (YCS).

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