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Japanese Yen Strong as Coronavirus Panic Persists

The Japanese yen was among the strongest currencies on the Forex market today, rising against almost all of its major peers, though not against the Swiss franc, another refuge currency, and the surprisingly strong New Zealand dollar. The worsening coronavirus pandemic was driving investors to safer assets, including the yen. Domestic macroeconomic reports were mixed, giving no reason for the currency to move in any particular direction.

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.

Pound Rallies to 1-Week Highs as PM Johnson Reshuffles His Cabinet

The Sterling pound today rallied to 1-week highs as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a major cabinet reshuffle that saw several ministers replaced. The GBP/USD currency pair started rallying hours before the official announcement as some ministers such as Sajid Javid resigned ahead of the reshuffle.

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.

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 […]

Yen Gains on Commodity Currencies After Positive GDP Revision

The Japanese yen gained on commodity currencies but was trading flat against most major currencies, with the exception of the US dollar. Domestic macroeconomic data was decent, with the GDP figure getting a positive revision compared with the preliminary report.

Japanese Yen Rises After Mixed Macroeconomic Reports

The Japanese yen rose against the majority of most-traded currencies today, though failed to gain on the Australian and New Zealand dollars. One of the possible reasons for the rally were doubt about the chances of the United States and China reaching a trade deal before new US tariffs kick in on December 15. Japan’s macroeconomic data was mixed, giving the yen no additional support.

Japanese Yen Flat vs. Major, Falls vs. Commodity Currencies

The Japanese yen was trading flat for the most part today, though fell versus commodity currencies. It looks like traders were not interested in safety provided by the Japanese currency despite increasing tensions between China and the United States over Hong Kong protests. There were plenty of macroeconomic reports released in Japan today but they failed to have a substantial impact on the currency during thin holiday trading.

Japanese Yen Falls Despite Market Sentiment, Positive Data

The Japanese yen fell against other most-traded currencies today even though markets were cautious amid a lack of new details about the US-China trade talks. Japan’s industrial production expanded more than was expected but that did not help the Japanese currency either.

Japanese Yen Falls on Optimism for US-China Negotiations

The Japanese yen fell against other major currencies today as the mood on markets was generally optimistic, giving little incentive for traders to buy safer currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was not helping the yen either, being disappointing for the most part.

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