Yen — News Archive


Japanese Yen Gains as Tokyo’s Inflation Tops Expectations

The Japanese yen gained today after inflation in Tokyo, Japan’s most populated city, topped market expectations. Other macroeconomic indicators released during the trading session were not as good, but that did not bother the currency, at least for now.

USD/JPY Declines to New Lows on Broad US Dollar Sell-Off and Dovish Fed Comments

The USD/JPY currency pair posted a minor recovery from yesterday’s losses during the Asian session, but these gains were quickly reversed during the early North American session. The pair seemed to recover briefly as the uncertainty around Donald Trump‘s presidency waned slightly, but went ahead to establish a sideways trend as the selling pressure on the greenback increased after James Bullard‘s dovish comments.

Japanese Yen Pauses Rally as Risk Aversion Eases Somewhat

The Japanese yen paused its rally against the US dollar and some other currencies as risk aversion caused by US politics eased a bit. Yet fears were not gone completely and may return in full force as clouds are gathering over US President Donald Trump and his future as a head of the United States.

Japanese Yen Advances Against US Dollar on Lower Appetite for Risk

The Japanese yen advanced against the US dollar on Wednesday after traders became anxious about recent political developments in the United States. The Japanese currency, which is viewed as a safe haven asset, ended two days of little movement as controversies surrounding US President Donald Trump were stoked by recent reports on his ties with Russia.

Japanese Yen Rallies Against US Dollar on Weak US Housing Starts Data

The USD/JPY currency pair rallied higher during the European session, reversing the gains made by the Japanese yen after a speech by Bank of Japan Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda. However, the pair erased most of its gains during the American session after the release of weak US housing starts data.

USD/JPY Rallies Higher on Weaker Japanese Yen and Nikkei Holiday

The USD/JPY currency pair rallied higher today as the Nikkei was closed due to a national holiday amid increased selling pressure on the Japanese yen. The Japanese yen was much weaker than the US dollar given the higher risk sentiment in the markets, which has led to investors selling the yen, while buying the greenback.

Japanese Yen Soft Following Economic Data & BoJ Meeting

The Japanese yen fell during the current trading session following the barrage of economic reports in Japan today and yesterday’s policy meeting of the Bank of Japan.

Yen on Back Foot as Investors Have Confidence to Risk

The Japanese yen was on a defensive during the Wednesday’s trading session as the market sentiment continued to favor riskier currencies over safer ones.

Yen Soft as Fears Abate After French Elections

The Japanese yen was soft today after the outcome of the French Presidential elections eased fears on markets. While the currency traded above the Monday’s opening, it was still far below the Friday’s close.

Yen Gains on Economic Data, Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen was firm today after the release of positive domestic macroeconomic data. The currency gained on the euro also due to the market sentiment that worsened after what looks like as a terrorist attack in France.