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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, 2019: 0.5%

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

Yen Soft on Market Sentiment, Domestic Data, Economic Outlook

The Japanese yen fell against almost all of its most-traded rivals, though not against the US dollar, as the market sentiment was favorable to riskier currencies, not safer ones. Negative domestic macroeconomic data and the gloomy outlook from the Japanese central bank did not help the currency either.

USD/JPY Bounces off the 108 Psychological Level

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair is still to decide about the overall direction.

Bulls on USD/JPY Regrouping from the 107.00 Handle?

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair oscillates around the 107.09 level. Is there a lack of direction?

Japanese Yen Strengthens on BoJ’s ‘Whatever We Can’ Approach to Rescue Economy

The Japanese yen is strengthening against its G10 currency counterparts midweek, driven by the central bank’s signal that it would impose additional monetary stimulus to save the world’s third-largest economy. Investors were also bullish on new data showing banks are increasing their lending programs. With Tokyo planning to top up its $1 trillion stimulus efforts, could Japan avoid a financial crisis in the aftermath of the coronavirus?

Japanese Yen Weakest on Forex After US-China Trade Talks

The Japanese yen was the weakest currency on the Forex market today after the market sentiment improved, limiting demand for the currency in its role as a safe haven. Traders felt more optimistic after the seemingly positive developments in the trade talks between the United States and China.

USD/JPY Heading for the 105.55 Major Support

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair is approaching the weekly support level of 105.55. How may the market react?

Japanese Yen Rallies Against US Dollar on Safe Haven Flows

The Japanese yen today rallied against the US dollar driven by the risk-off market sentiment, which saw the yen benefit from safe-haven flows. The USD/JPY currency pair fell to new multi-week lows as the yen kept making gains against the greenback despite the DXY’s gains.

Japanese Yen Holds Steady As Abe Extends State of Emergency

The Japanese yen is holding steady against its most traded currency rivals to start the week. After disappointing economic data and expanded monetary stimulus announcements last week, the yen is being largely driven by the government’s decision to extend the state of emergency for the rest of May. While Tokyo is bracing for a severe downturn, the tsunami of coronavirus cases has yet to occur.

The Bears Try to Confirm 107.05 on USD/JPY

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems to be willing to continue the decline. Do the bulls still have any options left?

Yen Gains on Commodity Currencies, Reverses Losses vs. Others

Commodity currencies were generally weak today, allowing the Japanese yen to gain on them. The yen also rose versus the Great Britain pound. Initially, the Japanese currency was flat against the US dollar and fell versus the euro and the Swiss franc but currently the yen rebounded, rising against the dollar and the euro while being about flat against the franc. Japan released a bunch of macroeconomic indicators today, and unsurprisingly, they were rather […]

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