The most active trading sessions for the USD/JPY take place in Tokyo, London and New York. Day traders look mostly to the London and New York sessions but those trading wishing to trade on the Asian markets can do so between 2400 GMT - 0900 GMT.
USD/JPY has traditionally been the most politically sensitive currency pair, with successive U.S. governments using the exchange rate as a lever in trade negotiations with Japan. For day-to-day trading, the most significant feature of USD/JPY is the heavy influence exerted by Japanese institutional investors and asset managers.
The USD/JPY has recently dipped below 101.00. Read the Daily Forex USD to Japanese Yen forecast and get access to the most up-to-date statistics, analyses and economic events regarding the USD/JPY.
A state of risk-aversion prevailed in global financial markets at the end of last week’s trading amid decisions by countries around the world to impose restrictions due to a new variant of the Corona virus that resists available vaccines.
The gains of the USD/JPY reached the resistance level of 114.31 before settling around 114.15 as of this writing, awaiting the announcement of US retail sales figures, which directly affect investor sentiment.
The recent record US inflation numbers have increased market expectations that the US Federal Reserve may surprise everyone by announcing an increase in US interest rates at any time, especially since it has already reduced its purchases of bonds.