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 moves up to test its 200 hour MA. Finds seller on the first test.

USDJPY

USDJPY moves up to test its 200 hour MA. Finds seller on the first test.

  • USDJPY 200 hour MA at 129.792
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Tuesday, 17/05/2022 | 14:27 GMT-0
17/05/2022 | 14:27 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

USDJPY tries to extend above the 100 hour MA but backs off

USDJPY

USDJPY tries to extend above the 100 hour MA but backs off

  • Down and up and down price action in the USDJPY today
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Monday, 16/05/2022 | 13:31 GMT-0
16/05/2022 | 13:31 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

USDJPY reaches the 38.2% retracement of the last move higher and stalls the fall

USDJPY

USDJPY reaches the 38.2% retracement of the last move higher and stalls the fall

  • 38.2% at 127.495 stalls the fall
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Thursday, 12/05/2022 | 14:40 GMT-0
12/05/2022 | 14:40 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

USDJPY follows the risk off flow and yield declines

USDJPY

USDJPY follows the risk off flow and yield declines

  • Yields lower and Yield spread decline (US vs JPY yields) pushes the USDJPY lower
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Thursday, 12/05/2022 | 13:29 GMT-0
12/05/2022 | 13:29 GMT-0
Technical Analysis

USDJPY reverses back above its 200/100 hour MAs. Can the price stay above those levels?

USDJPY

USDJPY reverses back above its 200/100 hour MAs. Can the price stay above those levels?

  • 100 hour MA at 130.421 is now close risk with a move below 200 hour MA at 130.17 another support level
Greg Michalowski
Greg Michalowski
Wednesday, 11/05/2022 | 13:22 GMT-0
11/05/2022 | 13:22 GMT-0