Bruised FX hedge funds tiptoe back into bets on weaker yen

Bruised FX hedge funds tiptoe back into bets on weaker yen

(Reuters) – Hit by a whipsawing yen in the last two months, many FX hedge funds are still determined to bet the Bank of Japan will succeed in weakening the currency over time while the dollar climbs as the Federal Reserve withdraws its stimulus.

The Fed’s first hints in May that it may start to pull back from its $85 billion dollars-per-month programme led to a rebound in the safe-haven yen as investors stampeded out of emerging markets and commodity currencies.

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