USD/JPY News & Analysis

Recent USD/JPY Forex News

Quality over Quantity

Market conditions have been challenging and have certainly slowed down the pace of an already lower frequency trading strategy. At the same time, what we do have on right now

PRO

What's on the Radar

Here's a look at the current positions and what could be looking good soon.

PRO

The Case Against the US Dollar

Here's a look at the broader market price action in the US Dollar pairs and w...

PRO

USDJPY and Hard Facts

We've been wrestling a USDJPY short position with little success, but irrespe...

PRO

Waiting for that momentum

Positions are looking good as we head into the weekly close. Expectation for ...

PRO

Position Overview

Here's a quick update of the current exposure.

PRO

Looking for the Euro to Hold Up

The Euro hasn't been excited about trading higher in recent months, but at th...

PRO

You can also find charts, news and analysis on many other currency pairs.

Explore Currency Pairs

The US Dollar cross with the Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) currency pair is one of the most important pairs to watch and is also one of the most actively traded. This pair is used a lot as a barometer for global risk sentiment given the traditionally low interest rate policy in Japan, which acts as an incentive for investors to fund investments via the lower yielding Yen into higher yielding currencies.

While the US economy is viewed as the largest and most sophisticated and stable economy in the world, the Japanese economy is less stable and very much dependent on its export economy, which means the Japanese economy also benefits from a weaker currency. But if you're looking to make a play on risk sentiment, you would be inclined to buy this pair when risk appetite is strong, because many will be selling Yen to buy higher yielding riskier investments. Meanwhile, if risk appetite wanes, there will be a flow of funds out of the higher yielding, riskier currencies and back into the Yen, which would making selling the major pair the common play in this scenario.