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Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price of yen on the CME commodities exchange. Before you invest in the Japanese Yen futures market you should do your own research.

1. Bloomberg.com "Yen Slumps to Six-Month Low on BOJ Stimulus View" November 17, 2012
The yen slumped to the lowest in more than six months against the dollar on speculation that Japanese elections next month will hand power to an opposition party that advocates more aggressive monetary stimulus.
2. Reuters.com "Dollar Briefly Extends Losses vs Euro and Yen After US Data" September 28, 2012

The dollar last traded at 77.62 yen, up 0.1 percent on the day and where it was trading before the data. It traded as low as 77.58 after the data. 

3. Bloomberg.com “Japan Seen Anteing Up on Stimulus as Yen Impact Fades: Economy” April 24, 2012 

Japan’s central bank is set to ante up on stimulus measures as a rebound in the yen shows that the impact of a 10 trillion yen ($123 billion) expansion in asset purchases in February is fading.

4. Bloomberg.com “Japan Stock Futures Rise as Yen Weakens” January 24, 2012 

Japanese stock futures rose after the yen weakened against the dollar and the euro after a stalemate emerged between European finance ministers and Greek bondholders over how to resolve the nation’s debt crisis.

5. Bloomberg.com "Yen May Rally Beyond 70 Per Dollar in 2012, JPMorgan Chase Says" November 22, 2011
The yen may rally through 70 per dollar next year as global financial stability in the second half damps investor appetite for the greenback, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
6. Dailyfx.com "Japanese Yen Pulled Sideways As Risk Aversion at Odds with New Rhetoric" August 7, 2011
The currency fluctuated mildly in a range, pulled by risk aversion buying and speculation that the Japanese government may intervene once again to stabilize the currency markets.
7. Bloomberg.com “Yen Strengthens to Most Since March Central Bank Intervention; Euro Falls” May 5, 2011
The yen strengthened to less than 80 per dollar for the first time since central banks intervened to weaken the currency in March, as oil prices fell and stocks declined, stoking demand for the safety of Japan’s currency.
8. BusinessWeek.com "Yen Undermined as G-7 Combines With Deficits After Post-War High" March 20, 2011

The Kobe earthquake in 1995 sparked a 20 percent yen surge in three months. After the latest disaster, world leaders are uniting to ensure a stronger currency doesn't derail efforts to rebuild the economy as Japanese officials flood the financial system with cash.

9. Bloomberg.com "Yen Erases Gains as Rise to Postwar Record Boosts Intervention Speculation" March 17, 2011

The yen erased gains after climbing to a postwar high of 76.36 against the dollar, amid speculation Japanese policy makers will intervene to weaken the currency. 

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