USD/JPY — News Archive


Japanese Yen Strong on Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen was relatively strong today due to risk aversion caused by the US-China trade war. Surprisingly poor domestic macroeconomic data had limited impact on the currency.

Fed & ECB Meetings Boost US Dollar

The US dollar was strong for the most part of the week, boosted by policy meetings of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, though the currency weakened somewhat on Friday.

Japanese Yen Soft After BoJ Policy Meeting

The Japanese yen traded lower against its major peers today after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged, preserving its unprecedented stimulus.

US Dollar Surges After FOMC & ECB Meetings

The US dollar gained sharply on other currencies today after the European Central Bank made a surprisingly dovish policy statement. Yesterday, the currency had a mixed reaction to the hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve, rallying initially but falling afterwards. Yet Fed hawkishness is a bullish factor in the long and may be responsible to some degree for the currency’s rally today.

Japanese Yen Down on Disappointing Data, ECB Speculations

The Japanese yen posted losses against its major rivals during the Wednesday’s trading session, dragged down by poor domestic macroeconomic data and the positive market sentiment.

US Dollar Soft as Trade War Fears Creep Up

The US dollar was rather soft due to concerns that potential trade wars between the United States and their allies can damage the US economy. Positive domestic macroeconomic data was unable to bolster the greenback.

Non-Farm Payrolls Lift US Dollar

The US dollar rallied against most major peers today after employment data showed better-than-expected readings for all major indicators. The Great Britain pound managed to outperform the greenback, though, thanks to the positive report about Britain’s manufacturing.

Dollar Soft as USA Prepares to Implement Tariffs on Allies

The US dollar was rather soft today, falling against its most-traded rivals, though it has managed to pare losses versus some of its peers by now. The major topic for today was expiration of the tariff exemption for the closest US allies.

Yen Weakens Despite Solid Macroeconomic Data

The Japanese yen was relatively soft today despite solid macroeconomic reports released in Japan over the trading session. The reason for the currency’s unimpressive performance was the improving market sentiment.

Japanese Yen Remains Strong As European Political Turmoil Persists

The Japanese yen was among the strongest currencies today as the ongoing political crisis in Europe continued to bolster the currency. Domestic macroeconomic data was decent enough to provide further support to the yen.