USD/JPY — News Archive


Yen Vulnerable as Traders Don’t Shun Risk

The Japanese yen together with the Swiss franc were the weakest currencies at the start of the year due to traders’ risk appetite. The last trading day of the week was not different as the yen slid against its most-traded rivals, reaching a new multi-year low versus the euro.

Accelerating Expansion of Japanese Manufacturing Fails to Boost Yen

The Japanese yen fell against its most-traded peers during the current trading session despite the solid manufacturing report, which showed that the expansion of the sector was the fastest in several years.

US Dollar Starts 2018 with Extreme Weakness

The US dollar started 2018 extremely week, extending the trend from 2017 and falling against all of its major rivals.

Dollar Ends Last Trading Week of 2017 on Weak Footing

The last trading week of the year was not good for the US dollar as the currency was falling against all of its rivals during holiday’s quiet trading, dropping more than 1% against most of them.

USD/JPY Drops on Japanese Data, BoJ Summary of Opinions

The Japanese yen gained on the very soft US dollar today thanks to better-than-expected macroeconomic data released in Japan over the trading session and signs that some policy makers want to end the era of ultra-loose monetary policy. The currency showed mixed performance versus other most-traded peers.

Japanese Yen Weak Despite Housing Data

The Japanese yen was soft today against its most-traded rivals, with the exception of the safe haven currencies, even as macroeconomic data released during the current trading session in Japan was better than expected.

US Dollar Ends Week Vulnerable Even as US Congress Passes Tax Reform Bill

The US dollar ended the week soft versus the majority of its most-traded rivals even though the US Congress passed the long-awaited tax reform bill.

Yen Moves Lower After BoJ Doesn’t Mention End of Stimulus

The Japanese yen slipped today after Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan Governor, disappointed markets as he failed to mention plans to end aggressive monetary accommodation.

US Dollar Doesn’t Respond Well to Good News

Today’s fundamentals looked positive for the US dollar with good housing data and the Congress voting for the final version of the tax reform bill. Yet the greenback did not respond well to the news, falling against almost all of its major rivals, with the exception of the Japanese yen.

Yen Gains on Dollar, Retreats Against Other Major After Trade Balance

The Japanese yen rose against the US dollar today but failed to maintain gains against other major currencies even though Japan’s trade balance came out better than expected.