Browsing All posts tagged under »Japanese Yen«

Japanese Central Bank- Throwing good money after bad

November 11, 2011


The Japanese Yen is the flavor of the day, the week, the month and the year. Whenever there is even a hint of economic and/or political commotion, the Yen is the sought out asset by international investors and speculators.  It is an interesting phenomenon, considering that Japan’s budget deficit is almost twice the size of […]

The Japanese Yen – Carry Trade or Safe Haven Currency?

August 31, 2011


Currency Carry Trade – A strategy in which investors sell a certain currency with a relatively low interest rate and uses the funds to purchase a different currency yielding a higher interest rate and investment opportunities. Safe Haven Currency – A currency that attracts capital investment and speculation flows, in times of uncertainty and disruptive […]