EUR JPY trading

One of the most popular trading instruments on the international forex market is the EUR to JPY pair. By using the Euro as base currency and the Japanese Yen (JPY) as the counter-currency, it brings together the two most-traded currencies in the world. According to Bank for International Settlements research, the combined daily average trading volume is more than $3.2tn.

As it can often prove to be volatile, traders can capitalize on significant opportunities to achieve healthy returns using the EUR to JPY pair. It is even possible to secure attractive profits in a short timeframe. It is also possible to use this pair as part of carry trading strategies. The Yen is a low-yielding currency that historically acts as a safe-haven option in times of economic unrest.

First introduced in 1999, the Euro has now been adopted as the official currency of 19 European Union (EU) member states. Sweden, Denmark and Poland are among the member states yet to adopt the Euro, but who are expected to do so in the future. It has grown in prominence since its launch to become one of the world’s most important currencies.

In contrast, the Japanese Yen dates back to 1871 and is also used as a reserve currency behind the US Dollar, Euro and British Pound. It was regarded as one of the world’s best-performing in 2018, which underlines its appeal with forex traders. The Japanese government’s ongoing policy of keeping interest rates low is another feature that attracts investors to the Yen.

EUR to JPY News

The EUR to JPY news agenda is driven by several factors that can influence the market value of either or both currencies. The main factors that traders should focus on in the first instance are economic and fiscal policies that apply to Japan or the Eurozone. It is also the case that policies adopted by individual economies using the Euro can impact the EUR to JPY rate in some form.

It is suggested that investors note official announcements from the Bank of Japan (BoJ) and the European Central Bank (ECB). Interest rates have an important bearing on the value of JPY and EUR, which can cause volatility in the EUR to JPY rate. Other indicators also offer useful insights into economic performance (inflation, GDP, employment etc.) that affect the EUR to JPY pair.

Japan and Europe also have strong trading links, which can be affected by any instability in the demand for goods and services. Japan is an important trading nation and any disruption can be problematic for its economy and the EUR to JPY pair.

The value of the Japanese Yen is also exposed to a factor that is perhaps unique in forex trades. Natural disasters such as the 2011 earthquake that led to a tsunami and nuclear accident often have a profound effect on the currency and national economy. While these are rare incidents, it remains a factor to be aware of if the EUR to JPY pair forms part of your trading portfolio.

EUR to JPY Chart

For the latest trading information, use our EUR to JPY chart. With the data shown, traders can monitor the current performance of the EUR to JPY pair in real time. OANDA can calculate up-to-the-minute mid-market rates using our unique pricing engine – ensuring you have the most appropriate information to make your decisions. The chart does not offer any guarantee of future performance.