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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, 2018: 1%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:


Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency


Safe haven currency


Factors of Weakness

Loose monetary policy


Frequent currency interventions


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

Japanese Yen Rebounds Despite Heightened Recession Fears

The Japanese yen is rebounding on Tuesday after the safe-haven currency struggled to hold ground to kick off the trading week due to a disappointing gross domestic product reading. The yen’s jump, despite heightened recession fears, is being driven by decent industrial production in December. All eyes will now be on January trade data and machinery orders in December.

Japanese Yen Struggles to Hold Ground After Awful GDP Print

The Japanese yen was vulnerable today after the release of an awful report on the country’s gross domestic product. Furthermore, investors were moderately hopeful that China’s efforts to battle the deadly epidemic of a coronavirus will bear fruit. Nevertheless, the yen did not perform that bad considering the circumstances, even managing to gain on some of its rivals.

Bears Packed at 110.00 on USDJPY?

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems to have a hard time extending beyond the 110.00 psychological level. Is it that the price stalled or the bulls are catching their breath?

Japanese Yen Strengthens on Safe-Haven Demand Despite Bearish Outlook

The Japanese yen is strengthening against major currency rivals on Thursday, despite a myriad of bearish outlooks by both the federal government and international bodies. A string of weak economic data also could not affect the yen toward the end of the trading week as investors continued to pour into the traditional safe-haven asset amid global uncertainty due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

Bulls Failing to Conquer 73.93 on AUD/JPY

The Australian dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair gives signs that the appreciation may be over. Is it so or the traders may be in for a surprise?

USDJPY Rally Challenged by the 110.00 Level

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair may have extended a little too much in a very short timespan.

Japanese Yen Slips As BoJ Dismisses Further Easing Amid Coronavirus

The Japanese yen is falling against several major currency competitors on Tuesday as the central bank dismissed recommendations for further monetary easing amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. After the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) employed 30 stimulus measures, some analysts had expected the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to follow suit since its economy is anticipated to slump from the virus. New manufacturing data also hurt the yen.

USD/JPY May Try to Aim for 110.29

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair looks like it is aiming to start a new appreciation. But isn’t that a little late for the bulls?

Japanese Yen Halts Rally While Fears Persist

The Japanese yen halted its rally, trading flat today. For now, it does not seem that the market sentiment shifted much, and the pause in the rally was likely just a result of profit-taking following substantial gains of the currency. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, giving no clear picture of the Japanese economy.

Japanese Yen Gains Despite Investors Selling Equities Amid Coronavirus

The Japanese yen is posting modest gains against multiple currency rivals on Thursday as investors appear to be ignoring equities while diving into the traditional safe-haven asset. The Wuhan coronavirus is reportedly worsening with deaths topping 100 and the number confirmed cases exceeding 7,000 in every region of China. Japanese officials are warning that the outbreak could significantly affect the world’s third-largest economy in the near-term, hurting the country’s attempts […]