Yen Declines Further as Investors Purchase Assets Overseas

The yen hit a 8-week low against the dollar and also lost ground against the euro, as Japanese investors, driven by a new wave of confidence on world markets, return to overseas investments.
The Ministry of Finance in Japan affirmed that national investors had the highest rise in foreign bonds purchases during the current month, this declaration reflected immediately in the Japanese currency market, making the yen to lose against all of the 16 most-traded currencies. The yen also lost ground against high-yielding currencies in Asia, such as the Malaysian ringgit and the South Korean won. Standard&Poor’s raised the outlook for the New Zealand’s debt rating, pushing it sharply up in the Pacific trading area.
Japanese investors are more comfortable to take riskier positions, since the global financial situation has been reporting sequential signs of recovery, the attractiveness of higher-yielding currencies is once again alluring for Asian traders. Analysts confirm that the Standard&Poor’s report on New Zealand may bring interesting profits for traders willing to enter long in the NZD/JPY currency pair. For the time being the safety profile of the yen as an investment is strongly not recommended among trading experts.
USD/JPY rose enormously from 95.15 to 96.79 and following the same trend GBP/JPY traded at 152.05 to 154.31 and NZD/JPY also rallied from 59.05 to 60.05.

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