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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

Japanese Yen Soft After Data Suggests Economy Weakens

The Japanese yen was generally soft today, though the currency has trimmed losses against some of its rivals by now and even managed to gain on the euro, which itself was very vulnerable. Domestic macroeconomic data, which demonstrated weakening economic activity in Japan, was unfavorable to the yen.

Yen Mixed Despite Shrinking Trade Deficit

The Japanese yen was mixed today, rising against some majors, such as the US dollar and the euro, but falling against commodity currencies as well as the Great Britain pound. The decline of global stocks and domestic macroeconomic data were supportive of the currency, but that was not enough to bolster the yen sufficiently.

Japanese Yen Mixed After Fitch Maintains Credit Rating

The Japanese yen was mixed today after Fitch Rating maintained Japan’s sovereign credit rating. The forecasts made by the agency were not all good, though.

USD/JPY Possibly Preparing a New Leg Down Towards 107.00

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen might look as if it is ready for a rally, but the chart tells a different story.

CAD/JPY Tries to Stabilize Above 82.71

The Canadian dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair managed to get even closer to the resistance line that dates back to the beginning of March 2019, and this brings even more possibilities for the bulls.

Japanese Yen Strengthens Despite Plenty of Unfavorable Data

The Japanese yen is strengthening against several currencies on Thursday, despite plenty of weak data suggesting that the world’s third-largest economy could be cooling down. The yen might be gaining steam on two things: expectations that the central bank could follow the Federal Reserve’s lead and slash interest rates or breathe a sigh of relief that the US and China have renewed trade talks.

Japanese Yen Soft After PPI Falls Unexpectedly

The Japanese yen was soft against all of its major peers today. While investors were still nervous ahead of the testimony of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, giving them incentive to stick to safer currencies, domestic macroeconomic data was unfavorable to the yen.

Japanese Yen Loses Gains Despite Positive Domestic Fundamentals

For a while today, the Japanese yen was one of the strongest currencies on the Forex market, opening sharply higher against its rivals. But by now it has lost gains against all of its major peers despite the positive outlook for Japan’s economy. Domestic macroeconomic data was not especially good, though.

Yen Soft After Macro Releases, Comments from BoJ Official

The Japanese yen was soft versus the majority of its most-traded peers today. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed and Bank of Japan officials were sending somewhat confusing signals about monetary policy in the future.

CAD/JPY at an Interesting Possible Obstacle

The Canadian dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair came back above and confirmed the solid support area of 81.38, and thus fueled the bullish optimism. The question is where will the bulls mark their profits?

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