Australian Dollar to Yen hits 75 for the first time in months

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In short

  1. The Australian dollar hits a 3 month high against the Japanese Yen
  2. The AUD/JPY has not been above 75 since late July
  3. Japanese central bank leaves rates on hold but signals rates could fall further

AUD to JPY exchange rates

TimeOpenLowHigh
Today74.43
In the last week73.9875.28
In the last month71.7575.28

Yesterday, the Australian dollar continued to get stronger against most currencies including the Japanese Yen. It traded above 75 for the first time since late July before falling.

The big news out of Japan was the central bank of Japan keeping interest rates on hold. In a statement to the market, the Bank of Japan indicated that interest rate could be lowered further beyond their current level of 0.1%.

The AUD to JPY rate is heavily influenced by risk appetite. What does that mean?

Risk appetite is an indication of how much risk traders and investors are willing to take. When risk appetite is high, currencies like the Australian dollar tend to move higher against 'safe-have' currencies like the Japanese Yen. The opposite is true too. When risk appetite is low, the Australian dollar is likely to fall against the Japanese Yen, moving the AUD to JPY rate lower.

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