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.
The USD/JPY pair's attempts to rebound stopped at the 109.00 resistance level, as the US Federal Reserve began its meeting to determine its monetary policy and will announce tomorrow its latest decision on interest rates and the future of the Bank's policy.
For three consecutive trading sessions, the USD / JPY pair is close to the 108.82 resistance level waiting for stronger catalysts to support the bullish correction which will not work without moving towards the 110.00 psychological resistance level.
For three consecutive trading sessions, the USD / JPY pair moved in a bullish correction from its 107.21 support level, which was the lowest level in a month, reaching resistance at 108.18 at the time of writing.
For the second day in a row, the USD / JPY pair is trying to recover its recent losses, which reached 107.20 support, its lowest level for almost a month, settling around 108.05 at the time of writing.