USD/JPY

The USD/JPY is the currency pair encompassing the dollar of the United States of America (symbol $, code USD), and the Japanese yen of Japan (symbol ¥, code JPY). The pair’s rate indicates how many Japanese yen are needed in order to purchase one US dollar. For example, when the USD/JPY is trading at 100.00, it means 1 US dollar is equivalent to 100 Japanese yen. The US dollar (USD) is the world’s most traded currency, whilst the Japanese yen is the world’s third most traded currency, resulting in an extremely liquid pair, and very tight spreads, often staying within the 0 pip to 2 pip spread range on most forex brokers. Although the range of the USD/JPY isn’t traditionally particularly high, the lack of large price action often associated with other JPY pairs does make it easier to trade.This is especially true for short-term traders, although without offering a great pip potential. Even though the USD/JPY is the world’s second most traded pair, it’s not as popular as one might think with regards to retail traders.The pair carries a reputation as “boring”, although this isn’t an entirely accurate reflection. Trading the USD/JPYThe JPY is highly regarded as a safe haven currency, with investors often increasing their exposure following periods of uncertainty or market-induced fallouts.As both the US and Japan are highly developed economies, there are several key factors affecting the value of either currencies. This includes a range of economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, inflation, interest rates and unemployment data. Monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan are also large determinants in the value of each currency.
The USD/JPY is the currency pair encompassing the dollar of the United States of America (symbol $, code USD), and the Japanese yen of Japan (symbol ¥, code JPY). The pair’s rate indicates how many Japanese yen are needed in order to purchase one US dollar. For example, when the USD/JPY is trading at 100.00, it means 1 US dollar is equivalent to 100 Japanese yen. The US dollar (USD) is the world’s most traded currency, whilst the Japanese yen is the world’s third most traded currency, resulting in an extremely liquid pair, and very tight spreads, often staying within the 0 pip to 2 pip spread range on most forex brokers. Although the range of the USD/JPY isn’t traditionally particularly high, the lack of large price action often associated with other JPY pairs does make it easier to trade.This is especially true for short-term traders, although without offering a great pip potential. Even though the USD/JPY is the world’s second most traded pair, it’s not as popular as one might think with regards to retail traders.The pair carries a reputation as “boring”, although this isn’t an entirely accurate reflection. Trading the USD/JPYThe JPY is highly regarded as a safe haven currency, with investors often increasing their exposure following periods of uncertainty or market-induced fallouts.As both the US and Japan are highly developed economies, there are several key factors affecting the value of either currencies. This includes a range of economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, inflation, interest rates and unemployment data. Monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan are also large determinants in the value of each currency.

The USD/JPY is the currency pair encompassing the dollar of the United States of America (symbol $, code USD), and the Japanese yen of Japan (symbol ¥, code JPY).

The pair’s rate indicates how many Japanese yen are needed in order to purchase one US dollar.

For example, when the USD/JPY is trading at 100.00, it means 1 US dollar is equivalent to 100 Japanese yen.

The US dollar (USD) is the world’s most traded currency, whilst the Japanese yen is the world’s third most traded currency, resulting in an extremely liquid pair, and very tight spreads, often staying within the 0 pip to 2 pip spread range on most forex brokers.

Although the range of the USD/JPY isn’t traditionally particularly high, the lack of large price action often associated with other JPY pairs does make it easier to trade.

This is especially true for short-term traders, although without offering a great pip potential.

Even though the USD/JPY is the world’s second most traded pair, it’s not as popular as one might think with regards to retail traders.

The pair carries a reputation as “boring”, although this isn’t an entirely accurate reflection.

Trading the USD/JPY

The JPY is highly regarded as a safe haven currency, with investors often increasing their exposure following periods of uncertainty or market-induced fallouts.

As both the US and Japan are highly developed economies, there are several key factors affecting the value of either currencies.

This includes a range of economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, inflation, interest rates and unemployment data.

Monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan are also large determinants in the value of each currency.

Technical Analysis

USDJPY trades to a new session high

USDJPY

USDJPY trades to a new session high

  • Extends above trend line and moves away from the 100 hour MA
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Monday, 30/01/2023 | 17:03 GMT-0
30/01/2023 | 17:03 GMT-0
News

Light changes among major currencies to start the session

Light changes among major currencies to start the session

  • The aussie and kiwi are mildly higher
Justin Low
Justin Low
Thursday, 26/01/2023 | 08:22 GMT-0
26/01/2023 | 08:22 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

VIDEO: The forex market reacts modestly to the better US data dump today

Forex

VIDEO: The forex market reacts modestly to the better US data dump today

  • A technical look at the EURUSD, USDJPY and GBPUSD after a more favorable economic data dump in the US
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Thursday, 19/01/2023 | 14:24 GMT-0
19/01/2023 | 14:24 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

USDJPY trades at the lower extreme. 100 hour MA now resistance.

USDJPY

USDJPY trades at the lower extreme. 100 hour MA now resistance.

  • USDJPY has a huge 400 PIP trading range today
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Wednesday, 18/01/2023 | 15:40 GMT-0
18/01/2023 | 15:40 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

USDJPY dips to a new low. Lower inflation from Michigan helps that move to the downside.

USDJPY

USDJPY dips to a new low. Lower inflation from Michigan helps that move to the downside.

  • US yields out the curve move lower
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Friday, 13/01/2023 | 15:36 GMT-0
13/01/2023 | 15:36 GMT-0
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