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What is the oldest currency in the world?

The British pound has been used as England’s central currency for over a thousand years. Read about its evolution from a coin literally weighing one pound to the banknotes common today. We also rank the next three oldest major currencies: the yen, ruble and dollar.

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A volatile start to the week for the yen after currency intervention

A volatile session for the yen on Friday likely points to a currency intervention from the BOJ or MOF, in an attempt to stop or at least pause the currency’s fast depreciation.

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A volatile start to the week for the yen after currency intervention

A volatile session for the yen on Friday likely points to a currency intervention from the BOJ or MOF, in an attempt to stop or at least pause the currency’s fast depreciation.

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European Open: Implied volatility rises as Yen lurks below 150

150 is a level we’re all watching on USD/JPY – and the questions is not so much if it will be tested, but what will happen if or when it breaks.

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October 20, 2022 05:54 AM
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European Open: Implied volatility rises as Yen lurks below 150

150 is a level we’re all watching on USD/JPY – and the questions is not so much if it will be tested, but what will happen if or when it breaks.

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October 20, 2022 05:54 AM
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USD/JPY breaks above 146 as traders goad the BOJ and MOF

Another day, another handle higher for USD/JPY has traders continue to defy threats of intervention of the yen.

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October 12, 2022 02:03 AM
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USD/JPY breaks above 146 as traders goad the BOJ and MOF

Another day, another handle higher for USD/JPY has traders continue to defy threats of intervention of the yen.

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October 12, 2022 02:03 AM
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European Open: US bond yields (and USD/JPY) appear close to a big break

The 2 and 10-year bond yields are within a cat’s whisker of hitting multi-year highs, which could signal the next leg higher for the dollar if they break them.

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European Open: US bond yields (and USD/JPY) appear close to a big break

The 2 and 10-year bond yields are within a cat’s whisker of hitting multi-year highs, which could signal the next leg higher for the dollar if they break them.

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European Open: USD/JPY trades around 145 ahead of today’s NFP report

USD/JPY closed above 145 for the first time since 1998 and, as of yet, the BOJ or MOF are yet to intervene.

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October 7, 2022 06:09 AM
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European Open: USD/JPY trades around 145 ahead of today’s NFP report

USD/JPY closed above 145 for the first time since 1998 and, as of yet, the BOJ or MOF are yet to intervene.

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October 7, 2022 06:09 AM
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USD/JPY: What’s next after government intervention for yen?

Can the yen fall more despite the government’s efforts?

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September 26, 2022 09:00 AM
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USD/JPY: What’s next after government intervention for yen?

Can the yen fall more despite the government’s efforts?

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September 26, 2022 09:00 AM
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USD/JPY dives but is government intervention effective?

Is the BoJ undoing the government’s attempt to shore up the yen?

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European Open: BOJ Governor Kuroda jawbones then yen

Yen pairs were given a jolt ahead of the European open after BOJ Governor Kuroda made a few comments on currency movements.

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Asian Open: Sentiment lifted, AUD/JPY hints at bullish trend reversal

A lift in sentiment and weaker yen allowed several yen pairs break key levels yesterday, with AUD/JPY being one of the best performers on the day.

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February 8, 2022 10:12 PM
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Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia

Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia

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4 reasons USD/JPY could keep rallying through its 4-year highs

There are (at least) four reasons that USD/JPY could continue to rally through resistance to new highs...

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October 21, 2021 05:56 PM
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European Open: Sentiment Sours Ahead of the Open, Turkish Rate Decision Up Next

News that Fitch ratings agency placed 29 Chinese property developers under closer scrutiny seemed to see a sudden inflow into the yen, knocking many crosses from their (overextended) highs.

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European Open: Sentiment Sours Ahead of the Open, Turkish Rate Decision Up Next

News that Fitch ratings agency placed 29 Chinese property developers under closer scrutiny seemed to see a sudden inflow into the yen, knocking many crosses from their (overextended) highs.

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Japan poised to swear in a new PM as GBP/JPY approaches key support

FX traders seem cautiously optimistic on Kishida’s potential impact on the yen

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September 30, 2021 12:25 AM