Japanese Yen

The Japanese yen is one of the largest currencies in the world.

Japan fired a major shot in the currency war in early 2013 when it devalued the yen against the US dollar under the current Japanese plan of ‘Abenomics’.

Could the the yen be a candidate for the first major currency crisis in a long time?

Japan is Australia’s second largest trading partner. For years the ‘carry trade’ out of Japan has pushed Aussie stocks higher. Trouble in Japan could easily show up in your investments. Find out more here.

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The Bank of Japan Just Postponed the Next Financial Crisis
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) stunned markets last Friday when it lowered interest rates to -0.1%. With rates already at zero, the BoJ joined the ranks of central banks that have pushed rates into negative territory. If you’re shocked by any of this, you haven’t been paying attention to what’s going on. Even though markets act surprised, they really shouldn’t be. Anyone that’s following what central banks have been doing would’ve seen the writing on the wall.