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FOREX-Yen slammed to near seven-year low vs dollar on BoJ easing

NEW YORK, Oct 31- The yen plunged to a near seven-year low against the U.S. dollar on Friday, putting it on track for its worst day in 18 months, after the Bank of Japan shocked financial markets with an aggressive easing of its monetary policy. While some investors had expected some easing, most had thought any additional action was months away as Governor Haruhiko...
Source: Reuters | By: Daniel Bases
GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally, yen slumps as BOJ ramps up stimulus

NEW YORK, Oct 31- Global equity markets rallied and the yen fell to a nearly seven-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by ramping up its massive stimulus program. The unexpected jolt from the BOJ put the dollar on track for its biggest daily gain against the yen in 18 months, while driving gold and silver to their...
Source: Reuters | By: Herbert Lash
Dollar headwinds for energy & gold

The dollar index has been a headwind for energy prices, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs
Source: CNBC.com
Banks boost forex war chests to as much as $6.5B

Major investment banks, such as Citi, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Barclays, are buffering their foreign exchange settlement funds.
Source: Reuters
Battle between global currencies

Princeton Securities Group's Ben Willis, explains why the dollar/yen play is important to trade.
Source: CNBC.com
HSBC to set aside $640M for forex probe

HSBC is expected to set aside about $640 million to cover the cost of an investigation into suspected manipulation of FX markets. The FT reports.
Source: Financial Times | By: Martin Arnold
Global markets cheer Japan's double whammy

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund announced it will put half its assets in stocks and cut its holdings of government bonds, boosting global markets.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Bob Pisani
Gold, silver tumble to 4-year lows on dollar

Gold and silver slumped to their lowest since 2010 as the dollar & stock markets soared following a new round of quantitative easing.
Source: Reuters
Think Fed gets behind curve, dollar weakens: Paulsen

As Japan and Europe potentially begin to ease, and the U.S. begins to tighten, Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, provides his economic outlook.
Source: CNBC.com
UPDATE 2-Rouble still slumping after big Russian rate hike

MOSCOW, Oct 31- The rouble slumped around 3 percent against the dollar on Friday, giving back almost all its sharp gains of the previous session, even after the central bank hiked its key interest rate by more than the market had expected. Coupled with talk of a large, one-off intervention by the bank and a possible deal between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea, such...
Source: Reuters | By: Alexander Winning and Vladimir Abramov