Are you sure I used those words "couldn't possibly". Doesn't sound like me. It is true I didn't think the yen would make 140. Shortly after I said that the head of BOJ committed personel suicide. Yen hasn't been defended since. I still think we in the US will lose our strong currency to T-Bill selling and continued huge trade defficets. There is the Euro wild card and any # of traps like interest hikes to return the $ to its long term trend, dollar down, yen up. I can use the "couldn't possibly" in a sentence thow. I "couldn't possibly " affect which way the yen goes.