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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:

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

USD/JPY Might Correct Before Further Appreciation

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair is at a point in which it should draw a correction, otherwise it might be considered that it is overextending.

Japanese Yen Weakens on Slide in Machine Tool Orders, Bump in PPI

The Japanese yen is weakening against most of its currency rivals on Thursday after a mix of economic data that highlighted both gains and weaknesses in the world’s third-largest economy. Is the federal government’s stimulus enough to prevent Tokyo from slipping into the long-awaited recession?

AUD/JPY Deciding at 76.02

The Australian dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair is in a very interesting spot, one from where it could go either way and so establish the course for the long-term.

Japanese Yen Soft as Market Sentiment Favors Risk

The Japanese yen was weak today as the market sentiment continued to favor riskier currencies, not safer ones. Domestic macroeconomic data provided the currency no help, coming out withing expectations and signaling about the persisting weakness of the Japanese economy.

The Bulls Conquered USD/JPY and May Aim for 111.07

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair allowed a full-fledged bullish appreciation. Are they exhausted or is this just the beginning?

Japanese Yen Weakens As Household Confidence, Foreign Investment Wanes

The Japanese yen is weakening against most of its currency rivals on Thursday as consumer confidence tumbled in December and recent investment numbers turned heads in Tokyo. The yen had rallied in the wake of the escalation in the US-Iran conflict, but with Middle East tensions abating investors resuscitated their risk appetites.

Yen Loses Gains Caused by Iran’s Attack on US Military Bases

The Japanese yen surged intraday on the news that Iran attacked US military bases in Iraq. But the resulting risk aversion waned quickly as investors continued to hope that the United States and Iran will avoid war. Reacting to such hopes, the yen reversed its gains and is now trading below the opening level. Domestic macroeconomic data was not helpful either as reports were not particularly good, and some of them […]

Japanese Yen Rises, Gains Limited by Lack of Demand for Safe Haven

The Japanese yen traded either flat or higher against other most-traded currencies today, but gains were nowhere near enough to reverse yesterday’s losses. Markets calmed down after a bout of fear caused by escalating tensions in the Middle East, limiting demand for safe-haven currencies.

Japanese Yen Stuck Trading Sideways Against the Weak US Dollar

The Japanese yen today traded in a tight range against the US dollar despite the greenback’s overall weakness against other major currencies. The USD/JPY traded sideways even as the Nikkei 225 equity index closed lower for the day despite the risk-on market sentiment.

AUD/JPY Taking Decisions at 76.02

The Australian dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems determined to challenge the 76.02 resistance. Will it make it?

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