Yen — News Archive

Euro Continues to Trade Mixed

Euro is trading mixed against its major counterparts again today. The 18-nation currency continues to struggle against the US dollar on policy divergence, but is managing to eke out gains against the pound and the yen today.

Yen Falls as Data from USA & Europe Suggests Haven Unnecessary

The Japanese yen weakened today, touching the lowest level since April against the US dollar, as economic data from both the United States and the eurozone was mostly good, making the currency unnecessary in its role of a safe haven.

Yen Steady After Industrial Production Data

The Japanese yen remained unmoved by the release of industrial production data today. The currency traded mostly sideways yesterday, though it fell together with its major counterparts versus the US dollar.

Attempted Euro Rally Fizzles

Euro attempted a rally against the US dollar earlier, taking advantage of the frustration many Forex traders have with US yields right now. However, that rally has fizzled out as the focus shifts to safe haven flows. Euro is lower against its low-beta counterparts, even as it gains against currencies like the pound and the loonie.

Yen Backs Off After Risk Aversion Fades

The Japanese yen declined today, following the three-day rally against the euro, as the Forex market calmed after the initial surge of risk aversion and safe assets started to lose their value that they have gotten with risk premium.

Japanese Yen Heads Higher Against Other Majors

Japanese yen is heading higher today as risk aversion becomes an issue. Concerns stemming from Janet Yellen’s remarks before Congress yesterday are sending high beta currencies lower, and boosting the Japanese yen.

Forex Traders Ready to Risk, Feel No Need for Yen

Investors are feeling somewhat more courageous right now as fears, sparked by the problems in Portugal’s banking sector, waned and speculations resumed about a prolonged period of accommodative monetary policy in the United States. As a result, Forex market participants were less interested in buying safe currencies, including the Japanese yen.

Yen Continues to Gain on Risk Aversion

Risk aversion continues to be a theme in the markets today, and the Japanese yen is moving higher as a result. Even with the latest mixed data out of Japan, the yen is heading higher against its counterparts as stocks struggle and as concerns about the eurozone once again come to the fore.

Economic Data Helps Pound Against Euro

The pound may be retreating a bit against some of its counterparts, but sterling is seeing solid support against the euro today. Thanks to the latest round of economic data, pound is gaining against the euro, even though it is down against currencies like the yen and the dollar.

Tankan Survey Sends Yen Lower

The Japanese yen tumbled today, reaching the lowest level since January against the Great Britain pound, as the Tankan survey showed a worsening sentiment in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

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