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Japanese Yen Gains During Monday’s Quiet Trading

The Japanese yen gained, rising against all other most-traded currencies, during Monday’s quiet trading. Today’s calendar is light in terms of macroeconomic releases, and trading is expected to be quieter than usual due to holidays in the United States and Canada. As for today’s economic reports in Japan itself, they were mixed.

Japanese Yen Weakens As BoJ Warns of ‘Very High’ Uncertainty Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Japanese yen is under pressure in the middle of the trading week as the central bank warned that economic uncertainty remains “very high” because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the yen could find support on macroeconomic data suggesting the contraction in the world’s third-largest economy might have subsided. Could the traditional safe-haven asset continue its strong 2020 in the final quarter?

Japanese Yen Remains Soft Despite Pessimistic Mood

The market sentiment remained pessimistic, encouraging investors to stick to safer assets. But that did not help the Japanese yen, which was one of the weakest currencies on the Forex market during Thursday’s trading.

US Dollar Ends Confusing Week Mixed

The past trading week was rather confusing, with many currencies moving in unexpected directions. For example, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc are both considered to be safe currencies and thus usually move in the same direction. But this week, the Japanese yen ended trading as the strongest currency on the Forex market, while the Swiss franc was the weakest one. The US dollar was not an exception, moving unpredictably after the FOMC monetary […]

Japanese Yen Extends Winning Streak As BoJ Maintains Ultra-Loose Support

The Japanese yen is extending its winning streak against many of its most traded currency counterparts on Thursday. The yen found support in the central bank leaving interest rates in subzero territory and keeping its bond-buying program. In addition to the ultra-loose efforts of the Bank of Japan (BoJ), the institution plans to coordinate with new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on a wide range of policies.

Japanese Yen Stable, Gains on US Dollar

The Japanese yen was stable against other most-traded currencies today, even managing to gain on the US dollar, despite the generally positive market sentiment. Traders were more cautious than usual, though, due to the upcoming FOMC monetary policy announcement, resulting in quieter-than-usual trade.

Japanese Yen Weak on Friday, Strong Over Week

The Japanese yen was the weakest currency on the Forex market today but among the strongest for the week. With no unifying theme to drive markets, it is hard to pinpoint an exact reason for the currency’s poor performance, though some market analysts attributed it to the positive market sentiment that made the yen unnecessary in its role of a safe haven. As for Japan’s macroeconomic reports, they were not that bad but it hardly […]

Japanese Yen Flat-to-Higher After Economic Data, Other News

The Japanese yen was trading either flat or higher versus other most-traded currencies today. Today’s economic data in Japan was good, unlike yesterday’s inflation report. Other news was also generally positive.

USD/CHF Rises As SNB, Others Wind Down Dollar Liquidity Operations

The Swiss franc is rising to finish the trading week as the Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced that central banks are scaling back their US dollar liquidity operations. As foreign demand diminishes, central banks agreed that currency swap agreements were no longer necessary. Does this bode well for the greenback, or does it signal a decline ahead for the buck?

Progress in COVID-19 Vaccine Development Drives Yen Higher vs. Safe Peers, BoJ Stands Pat

The Japanese yen traded flat or little lower versus the majority of other most-traded currencies today but gained on other safe currencies, like the US dollar and the Swiss franc. The main event in Japan today was the monetary policy announcement from the Bank of Japan.

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