Personal Pro

USDJPY Tradingview Chart

Why trade USDJPY?

The value of the USD/JPY pair is quoted as one U.S. dollar per a certain amount of Japanese yen. If the pair is trading at 150, it means that one U.S. dollar can be exchanged for 150 Yen. The Japanese yen is used just like the US dollar. It's one of the most traded currencies in the world. The USD/JPY exchange rate is also really important for that reason.

USD/JPY tends to have a positive correlation with USD/CHF because, aside from the fact that they both use the US dollar as the base currency, the Swiss franc is the other currency that has a safe-haven status with investors.

Rich volatility and volume see a daily turnover in excess of $900 billion. This makes the USD/JPY the second most traded currency in the world, after EUR/USD. Furthermore, it's responsible for about 18% of all the money that changes hands in the forex market.

Currency Correlations

Currencies do not move independently and the US dollar and the Japanese yen are no exception. Two other pairs with the highest correlation to the US dollar are the US dollar and Swiss franc. The euro is also one of those pairs. The former has a positive correlation, and the latter a negative correlation.

Positive correlation This is when currencies react together. For example, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, and EUR/USD are all correlated. When the US dollar changes, it will affect all other currencies.

Negative correlation When a country's currency loses value, the other country's currency will become more valuable.In a lot of currencies, this happens. It also happens in the USD/JPY, USD/CHF, and USD/CAD. This is because the US dollar is the base currency.

When we look at the correlation between two pairs of numbers, it is given a number from -1 to +1. In this example, an understanding of this will allow you to predict whether USD/JPY will go up or down.

Role of the US dollar

You cannot see the relationship between USD and JPY without understanding how important the US dollar is.

People who want to be day traders should learn about the US dollar. It is important and many people trade it. By monitoring the US economy, you will know if the dollar will get stronger or weaker. This might help you to forecast what will happen with the dollar and yen. However, effective monitoring means looking for signals and economic indicators.

Role of the Japanese Yen

It's too easy to focus on how strong the US dollar is. However, the Japanese yen also has a big role. This is because it is the most liquid currency in Asia. Meanwhile, this also makes it a gauge for Asian economic growth.

During economic instability in Asia, traders often buy or sell the yen. This is because other Asian currencies are hard to trade. The spike can hurt the market prices and quotes for USD/JPY.

Also, it is traded in such high volume because the yen is accompanied by extremely low-interest rates. In recent years, the BoJ has bought a lot of yen. They have increased inflation by doing this. When the money supply increases, the Yen devalues. Exports go up and so do the prices of imports. This is especially true for commodities.

The Japanese yen is the third most traded currency, after the US dollar and euro. It is also the world’s fourth reserve currency, following the US dollar, euro, and pound sterling.

USD/JPY Trading Checklist

  • Monitor Japanese interest rates
  • Check the Gross Domestic Product of both countries
  • Consider alternative trend views and perspectives
  • Are there any significant political events in the region

How to trade USDJPY on TradingView

1. Load USDJPY Global Prime Symbol

2. Locate Global Prime under brokers section

3. Click Connect and follow login prompt

4. Enter your Global Prime TraderEvolution details

5. Place your USDJPY Trade via TradingView

Benefits & Risks Trading USDJPY

Benefits of trading USDJPY

  • Relatively low bid-ask spreads and enticing liquidity
  • Suitable for seasoned and beginner traders
  • High levels of volatility, driven by Asian market forces.

Risks of trading USDJPY

  • BOJ intervention when price movements threaten economic growth
  • Whilst volatility is a benefit, it can mean sudden price fluctuations
  • Algo trading can make it hard to keep up with price movements

What is the USD/JPY Currency Pair?

USD/JPY is the abbreviation for the currency exchange rate between the United States dollar and Japanese yen. The currency pair means how many Japanese yen it takes to purchase one US dollar. The symbol for the Japanese yen (JPY) is ¥.

The USD/JPY changes in price because of the value of the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen, and other currencies. The difference in interest rates between the FED and Bank of Japan can make for different value of currencies when compared to each other.

Your USDJPY questions, answered.

When can you trade USDJPY? Right Arrow

In general, USD/JPY trades should be targeted during periods of peak activity. These ideal trading windows represent the best potential for profitable price movements. Keep in mind that even though forex trading is available 24 hours a day, smart traders are diligent about timing their trades to hit their peak trading windows.

Should I trade USDJPY? Right Arrow

With high liquidity and low bid-ask spreads, USD/JPY is a popular currency pair for experienced traders as well as beginners. Even though the USD/JPY pairing offers greater stability and liquidity than other pairings, traders should still study the market factors that can affect its price movements.

What platforms can I use to trade USDJPY? Right Arrow

We offer the following trading platforms - MetaTrader 4, TraderEvolution and FIX API.

Benefits of World Class Trading

Tight Spreads

You'll be able to trade on competitive rates and leverage our global reach.


Deep liquidity through ECNs and dark pools. Get the ECN advantage.

Range of Markets

Get access to the world's most liquid markets. Trade 24 hours a day.

Radical Transparency

Trade Receipts - the easy way to verify your trades.

No Restrictions

We've got you covered: technical, fundamental, news, and EA friendly.

Low Latency

Fast execution speeds from as low as 1ms. Competitive pricing

We serve traders like you
from 196 countries*

Spreads From

0.0 Pips

Execution From

1 MS

Trade Markets


Deposit & Withdrawal

$0 Fee

Multiple Instant Payments

Fund your account with over 15+ instant deposit methods. AUD, EUR, GBP, JPY, SGD or USD - save on conversions!

Trade via TradingView with Global Prime

Don't forget our TradingView advantage

Trade directly from charts using your TraderEvolution account - easy!