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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.

Japanese Yen Halts Rally While Fears Persist

The Japanese yen halted its rally, trading flat today. For now, it does not seem that the market sentiment shifted much, and the pause in the rally was likely just a result of profit-taking following substantial gains of the currency. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, giving no clear picture of the Japanese economy.

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 Macroeconomic Data Positive, Yen Erases Rally

The Japanese yen was rising intraday on the persisting concerns about the US-China trade talks. But currently, the yen has fallen against all other most-traded rivals. Domestic macroeconomic data could not be blamed for the fall as today’s report was rather good.

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 Attempts to Rally, Fails

The Japanese yen attempted to rally intraday but has lost is gains completely against all other major currencies by now. One of the possible reasons for the initial rally of the yen was the worsening market sentiment as traders were becoming less and less optimistic about the trade negotiations between the United States and China. But poor domestic macroeconomic data and the dovish outlook for monetary policy of the Japanese central bank did not allow […]

Yen Mixed on Macroeconomic Data, BoJ Monetary Policy Stance

The Japanese yen was mixed today despite the market sentiment that was favorable to safer currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, but there were more negative reports than positive ones. Additionally, Japan’s central bank signaled about the possibility of additional monetary easing soon.

Japanese Yen Rallies Despite Signs of Upcoming Monetary Easing from BoJ

The Japanese yen rose today despite a signal from the nation’s central bank that it may ease its already extremely accommodative monetary policy as soon as at October’s meeting. The currency likely got support from the market sentiment that was favorable to safe currencies.

Japanese Yen Mixed as Traders Wait for Fed, Other Events

The Japanese yen was mixed today amid mild risk aversion on the Forex market. Traders were reluctant to open new positions at the start of the week full of important events.

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.

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