Browsing All posts tagged under »Yen«

Japanese Central Bank- Throwing good money after bad

November 11, 2011

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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

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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 […]

IMEX President discusses How Japan’s Earthquake affects the Yen

March 21, 2011

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Joel Borshof discusses On Air, how Japan’s devastating Earthquake affected the Japanase Yen and International Market.  This is a very insightful interview, that clearly explains how Mother Nature helps to dicate our Foreign Exchange Markets. Live Stream Here:

The Variables and Volatility of the Foreign Exchange Market

September 28, 2010

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Back in 1987, when I first began to follow currency flows, foreign exchange volume was trading at 250 billion dollars a day.  The largest of any market.  Today, the average daily volume approaches approximately 4 trillion dollars and still growing. Again, and still the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. I have been active in the fx […]