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USD to JPY Forecasts

USD/JPY forecasts change all the time, affected by news events and relative sentiment towards the US and Japanese economies and this exchange rate is even more volatile than usual because of the uncertainties around the Coranavirus pandemic.

SEB Group see the USD/JPY rate at 110 by the end of 2021. As “Data in Japan continue to struggle, requiring the Bank of Japan to remain dovish” (keep interest rates low). SEB went onto say that “The sustainability of the bullish trend in USD/JPY depends on the tolerance of the Fed for higher yields”.

The JPY has lost value as markets appreciate positive market sentiment associated with Joe Biden’s election win and vaccine news.
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USDJPY at 108.4 has risen 1.0% above its 90-day average, range 103.5-110.7.

The foreign exchange market convention for USD/JPY is to quote Japanese yen as Yen per US dollar. Thus a higher USD/JPY rate actually means one yen is worth less, that is you can buy more yen for 1 USD.

You can read about other USD exchange rate forecasts here US Dollar Trends and Forecasts for 2021.


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What is a good USD to JPY exchange rate?

Whether the US dollar will rise or drop in the future against the yen is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider the current USD-JPY relative value is to check the change in the exchange over a range of periods to the present day. The below table does this for periods going back 10 years.

12 Apr 2021
1.1% ▼1 Week
20 Mar 2021
0.7% ▼30 Days
19 Jan 2021
4.1% ▲90 Days
19 Apr 2020
0.4% ▲1 Year
20 Apr 2016
1.3% ▼5 Years
22 Apr 2011
32% ▲10 Years

USD/JPY 10 year historic rates & change to 19-Apr-2021 : 108.15

Please note that the opinions of our authors are their own and do not reflect the opinion of Best Exchange Rates and should not be taken as a reference to buy or sell any financial product.