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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Yen Depreciated against the Dollar

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) succumbed to the US dollar’s strength. The Japanese yen (FXY) closed the week at 110.67.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Treasury Yields and Trade War Fears Driving USD-JPY Price Action

    The Japanese yen returned to weakness against the US dollar as political uncertainty in the euro area fell at the end of the week that ended on June 1.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will Safe-Haven Demand Push the Japanese Yen Higher?

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) managed its first weekly gain against the US dollar in nine weeks.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why Fed Minutes Could Put Further Pressure on the Yen

    Last week, the Japanese yen depreciated against the US dollar for the eighth consecutive week as the dollar continued its upward surge.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could There Be Respite for the Falling Yen?

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated against the US dollar for a seventh consecutive week, despite US dollar weakness.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the Japanese Yen Continue to Depreciate against the US Dollar?

    Last week, the Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated against the US dollar for a sixth consecutive week as the US dollar continued to rally.

    By Ricky Cove
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    What’s Next for the Yen after Global Risks Recede?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated against the US dollar for a fifth consecutive week, as the US dollar continued to rally on the back of higher bond yields and the prospect of a faster rate hike pace from the US Fed.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Bank of Japan: Weak Data Might Mean More Easing

    In the absence of any risk-off events, the Japanese yen will likely depreciate against the US dollar this week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could the Japanese Yen Bounce Back This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN), a safe haven asset, has failed to appreciate despite an increase in uncertainty in recent weeks.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could the Japanese Yen Appreciate this Week?

    On Tuesday, March 20, speculators on the Japanese yen had a net short position of 21,999 contracts compared to 79,539 short contracts in the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    What’s in Store for the Japanese Yen This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) managed to claw back its losses after a scare about a second round of tariffs hit the global financial markets last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Depreciated Last Week

    For the week ended March 9, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 106.80 compared to the US dollar (UUP), an appreciation of 0.99%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Trade Tensions Could Push the Japanese Yen Higher

    The Japanese yen (JYN) regained its strength against the US dollar. Risk aversion led to increased demand for the safe-haven currency.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the US Fed Could Drive the Japanese Yen This Week

    The Japanese yen (JYN) gave up some of its gains in the previous week as the US dollar appreciated on the back of increased odds of US rate hikes in the near future.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Could Give Up Recent Gains

    The Japanese yen (JYN) managed to hold on to its gains from the past two weeks despite the increase in risk appetite.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Has Outperformed Other Currencies

    Japanese yen sees a huge surge in demand The Japanese yen (JYN), along with the US dollar, saw a sharp increase in demand as risk aversion gripped global markets. The yen is considered a safe haven in times of market sell-offs because of its current account surplus. In the week ended February 9, the yen (FXY) closed […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Depreciated against the Dollar Last Week

    The Japanese yen (JYN) retracted against the US dollar last week as US dollar bulls tried to take control.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could the Bank of Japan Drive the Yen Lower this Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) registered its second consecutive weekly gain against the US dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Finally Appreciated against the US Dollar

    During the week ended January 12, the yen (FXY) closed at 111.04 against the US dollar (UUP), compared to 113.08 in the week ended January 5, appreciating by 1.8%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Can the Japanese Yen Rise against the US Dollar?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) is the only currency that is unable to capture the weakness in the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    How the Bank of Japan Could Have an Impact on the Yen This Week

    For the week ended December 15, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 112.58 against the US dollar (UUP), appreciating by 0.79%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Speculators Are Reacting to a Rising Japanese Yen

    Last week, the Japanese yen gained for the third consecutive week against the US dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Fell after the Bank of Japan’s Statement

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued depreciating against the majors as political stability guaranteed the continuation of Abenomics.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Bank of Japan: No Changes in the October Policy Meeting

    At its October policy meeting, the Bank of Japan left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged. The decision was made by an 8-1 majority vote.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Election Results Were Positive for the Economy

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued to depreciate after the election results were announced last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    What Drove the Japanese Yen Higher Last Week

    The Japanese yen (JYN) managed to close higher against the US dollar after posting four consecutive weekly losses.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could Japanese Yen Depreciate Further from Election Uncertainty?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) depreciated for the fourth week in a row last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Update on the Bank of Japan’s September Policy Meeting

    The Bank of Japan left its policy unchanged at its September meeting. By an 8–1 majority vote, the policy board decided to leave its policy and its QQE with a yield curve control unchanged.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will Election Uncertainty Drive the Japanese Yen Lower?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued to depreciate against the US dollar last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    What Drove the Japanese Yen below 108 Last Week?

    The Japanese yen gained ground against the US dollar last week, closing at 107.8 against the US dollar, which appreciated 0.56%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Could Demand for the Yen Rise?

    The surprise turnaround in the US dollar after the August jobs report on Friday, September 1, 2017, saw the Japanese yen (JYN) lose its gains from August.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Analyzing the Japanese Yen’s Key Drivers This Week

    For the week ending August 25, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 109.36—compared to the US dollar (UUP). Last week, the yen fell 0.16%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will Risk Aversion Increase the Demand for Japanese Yen This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) continued to be in demand despite the drop in geopolitical risks arising out of the US-North Korea tensions.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the Japanese Yen Appreciate Further This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) was back in demand as geopolitical tensions took center stage last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    A Look at This Week’s Trend Line for the Japanese Yen

    The Japanese yen closed the week ended August 4 at 110.69 against the US dollar compared to 110.67 for the week ended July 28.

    By Ricky Cove
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    The Japanese Yen Could Keep the US Dollar Company

    Another week of appreciation The Japanese yen (JYN) had another positive week, posting gains of 1.3% and closing at 111.12 against the US dollar (UUP). The previous week’s close for the currency pair was 112.53. This strength was primarily driven by the US dollar, rather than positive news from the Japanese economy. Most of the […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    The Bank of Japan Cuts Its Inflation Forecast

    According to the statement it released at the end of its two-day meeting on July 20, 2017, the Bank of Japan has left its monetary policy unchanged.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the Bank of Japan Affect the Yen This Week?

    The Japanese yen (JYN) had a sharp turnaround against the US dollar (USDU) last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Japanese Yen Could Depreciate Further

    The Japanese yen continued its negative trend in the holiday-shortened week ended July 7, 2017. The USD-JPY currency pair closed the week at 114.00.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Haruhiko Kuroda Says Monetary Easing Has Helped Japan

    Haruhiko Kuroda gave a new theme to Japan’s monetary policy in a September 21, 2016, meeting, focusing on yield curve and monetary accommodation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Drugs Priced in Japan?

    The NHI revises drug prices every two years. During fiscal 2016, a 6.8% reduction in drug prices is expected.

    By Jillian Dabney
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