|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||64.18 - 64.18|
|52 Week Range||56.16 - 65.10|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.95%|
The Japanese yen (JYN) lost out to increased risk appetite thanks to softer-than-expected tariffs and the positive geopolitical development involving US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also driving the yen higher were the comments from the Bank of Japan’s governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, who tried to take back his comments about the policy shift toward tightening. For the week ended March 9, the yen (FXY) closed at 106.80 compared to the US dollar (UUP), an appreciation of 0.99%.
The Japanese yen (JYN) gave up some of its gains in the previous week as the US dollar appreciated on the back of the increased odds of US rate hikes in the near future. The US dollar received a boost from the FOMC meeting minutes, which indirectly had a negative impact on the Japanese yen. Improved economic indicators from Japan did little to boost the yen last week.
The Japanese yen (JYN) managed to hold on to its gains from the past two weeks despite the increase in risk appetite. The Japanese yen is considered a safe haven in times of market sell-offs and had seen increased demand during the recent market correction. The surprise was that the yen held on to its gains during the market rebound.
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 at 108.80 against the US dollar (UUP), appreciating by 1.2%. Japanese equity markets (EWJ) fell sharply, reacting to the global market sell-off, with the Nikkei 225 (JPXN) posting a loss of 8.1% in the week ended February 9.
The Japanese yen (JYN) retracted against the US dollar last week as US dollar bulls tried to take control. A hawkish Federal Reserve along with a strong jobs report and wage growth gave some reason for the dollar bulls to cheer, and that resulted in a decrease in demand for the Japanese yen. For the week ended February 2, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 110.16 against the US dollar (UUP), depreciating 1.3%.
The Japanese yen (JYN) was the only major currency that was unable to benefit from the weakness in the US dollar (UUP), although that trend changed during the week ended January 12. During the week, 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%. The boost to the yen came from the US dollar’s weakness and the comments from Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who expressed confidence about the Japanese economy.
The Japanese yen (JYN) is the only currency that is unable to capture the weakness in the US dollar (UUP). For the week ended January 5, 2018, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 113.09 against the US dollar (UUP) compared to 112.69 in the previous week, depreciating 0.35%. The Japanese markets were closed three days last week, and no economic data were reported.
The Japanese yen has depreciated against the US dollar by 0.98%, and the dollar-yen pair closed at 112.38 for the week ended June 30.