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USD/JPY: The short half-life of the BOJ's radioactive negative interest rate decision

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    According to Wikipedia, Hydrogen-7 is the radioactive isotope with the shortest half-life at about 21 yoctoseconds (10-24 seconds). Of course, nothing in financial markets moves quite that fast (despite the best efforts of some algorithms), but the half-life of Friday’s surprise BOJ interest rate cut has been shockingingly short, even by 2016’s fast-moving market’s standards. While the decision to cross the “negative interest rate rubicon” represents a major shift from the BOJ, traders are

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