The yen is the official currency of Japan. It was introduced in 1871 and allowed to freely float at 1973. The yen is the third major reserve currency after the dollar and the euro. The yen is considered a safe currency; therefore it is sought by traders in times of uncertainty and instability. Low interest rates in Japan (near zero), combined with high liquidity of the currency, make the yen used in the practice called carry trade.

Japanese Yen News Archive

Japanese Yen Gains After GDP Report

Even though the GDP report for Japan wasn’t as optimistic as hoped for, there is evidence of recovery, and that is helping the yen a little bit today in Forex trading. Yen is higher against its major counterparts.

Japanese Yen Finds No Support from Risk-Negative Sentiment

The Japanese yen dropped against its major counterparts today even as the market sentiment was not particularly favorable to risk and should have boosted safe haven assets.

Japanese Yen Holds on to Some of Its Gains

Japanese yen is holding on to some of its earlier gains, remaining higher against some of its major counterparts. However, there is still talk from Japanese policymakers that have the effect of weighing on the yen a little bit.

Yen Stable Despite Poor Economic Data from Japan

The Japanese yen was stable at the early Friday’s trading even though macroeconomic reports from Japan were far from being good for the most part. The currency demonstrated losses against other majors during the previous trading session.

Yen Climbs as BoJ Doesn’t Act

The Japanese yen climbed today after the Bank of Japan refrained from adding monetary stimulus during today’s policy meeting. The currency rose for the first time in four days against the US dollar, jumping as much as 1.2 percent. The yen also climbed 1.4 percent against the Great Britain pound.

Japanese Yen Mostly Lower After Yesterday’s Gains

Yesterday, the Japanese yen saw gains as jitters sent Forex traders to safe havens, and as reports came in about a reduction in trade deficit. Today, though, many majors have recovered against the yen, and the currency is mostly lower.

Yen Drops for Second Session as Market Sentiment Improves

The Japanese yen dropped today, falling for the second day, as the market sentiment improved a bit due to positive economic data from the United States as well as because of the rally of stocks and crude oil.

Yen Retreats, Retains Support from Safe-Haven Demand

The Japanese yen retreated a bit today following yesterday’s rally. The currency remains relatively strong though thanks to wide-spread demand for safe currencies among Forex market participants.

Yen Profits from Demand for Safety

The Japanese yen rallied today as the decline of prices for crude oil and the subsequent drop of stocks prompted investors to seek out safe alternatives. The yen, being considered a safe currency, was a logical choice.

Yen Gains as Traders Seek Safe Investment Options

The Japanese yen rallied today, rising against all of its major peers, as the risk-negative market sentiment spurred traders to seek safer assets. The currency demonstrated the biggest gain in two weeks versus the US dollar.



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