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Yen Heads for Longest Rally in Six Months on Growth Fears Pivot

  • Leveraged fund net short positions sink to lowest since 2021
  • Reduced expectations for Fed rate hikes boosting yen
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The yen’s summer revival entered a fourth day, putting it on track for the longest rally since February, as one of the biggest macro trades of the year continues to unwind. 

The Japanese currency climbed as much as 1% to just below 132 per dollar. Hedge funds are selling down dollar positions and increasingly buying the yen as a haven play, according to Asia-based currency traders who asked not to be named as they’re not authorized to discuss client activity publicly.