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USD/JPY trades around 105.60, as the benchmark yield on the 10-year Treasury note hit 1.20%, a level that was last seen in March 2020. The pair needs to break through the monthly high of 105.76 to see further gains, Valeria Bednarik, Chief Analyst at FXStreet, briefs.

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“Financial markets are optimistic amid hopes for a large US stimulus package and progress in the global battle against COVID-19. Vaccine immunization remains sluggish amid production issues but progressing. Over the weekend, Israel announced it discovered a promising drug to cure severe cases.”

“USD/JPY has additional room to go, according to intraday technical readings. The pair reached a 2021 high of 105.76, with further gains likely on a break above it.”