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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Bank of Japan

Interest Rate: -0.10%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 223.8%

Trade Balance, 2017: $57.6 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 0.4%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
A
Stable
Moody's
A1
Stable
S&P
A+
Positive

Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency

weak

Safe haven currency

strong

Factors of Weakness

Loose monetary policy

medium

Frequent currency interventions

strong

The yen is the official currency of Japan. It was introduced in 1871 and allowed to freely float at 1973. The yen is the third major reserve currency after the dollar and the euro. The yen is considered a safe currency; therefore it is sought by traders in times of uncertainty and instability. Low interest rates in Japan (near zero), combined with high liquidity of the currency, make the yen used in the practice called carry trade.



Japanese Yen News Archive

Next Move for AUD/JPY After Revisiting 74.96

By confirming 76.00 as resistance and revisiting 74.96 the price opens the door to very interesting possibilities.

Yen Rallies After Attack on Two Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman

The Japanese yen rallied today after two oil tankers were supposedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman, leading to a surge of risk aversion on markets. Currently, the currency has trimmed its gains.

Japanese Yen Gains as Risk Appetite Wanes, Domestic Data Supports

The Japanese yen gained today as risk appetite of investors was waning, making them more interested in buying safer currencies, like the yen. Domestic macroeconomic data was also supportive for the Japanese currency.

AUD/JPY Might Revisit 74.96

As the bulls tried to conquer the 76.02 level, the bears managed to turn the appreciation in their favor, causing a descent that can be considered a confirmation of the level as a resistance.

Japanese Yen Soft, Domestic Data Doesn’t Help

The Japanese yen was largely soft today as market participants felt no need for safety provided by the currency. Domestic macroeconomic data did nothing to help the currency.

Japanese Yen Weakens Despite Better Q1 GDP Amid Higher Business Spending

The Japanese yen is weakening against several major currencies on Tuesday, despite upbeat economic data and positive news that should strengthen the safe-haven currency. So far this year, the yen has made commendable gains against a basket of rivals, attracting investors fleeing from geopolitical tensions and trade strife.

Support Level of 108.00 on USD/JPY Might Give Way

The descent on the US dollar versus the Japanese yen reached the important target of 108.12, a level that represents a weekly support area. But certain factors point to the fact that, this time, the support might would not hold its ground.

Yen Thrives amid Risk Aversion, Ignores Domestic Data

There were plenty of macroeconomic reports released in Japan today. They were mixed, failing to provide a clear picture of Japan’s economic well-being. But as it often happens, the yen largely ignored domestic data. Instead, the currency surged against other most-traded currencies due to risk aversion on the Forex market.

Bears Triumph on CAD/JPY

After the bulls failed to mark their presence in the market, the bears took a decisive move and brought the price under 81.30.

Japanese Yen Finds Support As Safe-Haven Trade in US-China Trade War

The Japanese yen is finding support midweek as investors are pouring into safe-haven assets amid the continuation of the US-China trade war. Despite traditional safe-haven assets, such as the yen and gold, surging throughout geopolitical tensions and market uncertainties, this investment play has not exactly panned out. With the trade spat escalating this month, are investors concerned that this is a battle that will linger into […]

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