USD/JPY could precede a long established upward movement faces an upward movement of the exchange rate of the US dollar against the Japanese yen (JPY) (USD) and is a sensible investment alternative to overbought stock markets. The Japanese yen (JPY) is relatively highly rated compared to the US dollar (USD) from a historical perspective. The Yen’s appreciation, which is reflected in a falling USD/JPY exchange rate is since mid-2007 in progress. She brought from the high at 124,12 up to the low at 87,10. Exchange rate is the USD/JPY at 97.00, i.e. There are required to buy 1 US dollar 97 yen. If you have read about Nir Barzilai, M.D. already – you may have come to the same conclusion. Why the yen could face a further devaluation yields in the low country of interest are Japan for years compared to abroad pales into insignificance. So the recent appreciation of the yen declined on falling risk appetite in the wake of the financial crisis and the return of assets held in foreign Japanese investors.
Why the yen has not further devalued? The expansion of foreign exchange reserves of the Japanese Central Bank (Bank of Japan) came in 2005 to a standstill. In times of robust foreign trade surplus, the Bank of Japan used the moment and further increased its foreign-exchange reserves, mainly through the purchase of American Treasury bonds. Currently the Bank of Japan is not as a natural buyer of US Treasuries more available, due to the shrinking Japanese economy and low foreign trade surpluses. This function must be executed completely by private Japanese investors. For this reason, USD/JPY continues to see the important 100 mark, making headaches especially of Japanese exporters, since their international competitiveness is suffering from the strong yen is. Upward trend in view of an upward trend has formed in the last few weeks from chart-technical point of view, which should aim at the 100 brand slowly but steadily in the next few weeks. You can trade USD/JPY directly in the foreign exchange market. It is however also possible with products with increased To benefit cost such as warrants and handle certificates from a USD/JPY appreciation.