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Japanese Yen Rebounds as Traders Turn Towards Safer Currencies

It looks like the positive market sentiment has been turning around as riskier currencies reversed their previous gains during Tuesday’s trading session, while safer ones recovered. As a result, the Japanese yen gained against almost all most-traded currencies, except for the Swiss franc — another safe-haven currency.

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.

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.

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 […]

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