Japanese Yen Trading
Japanese Yen Futures Trading Defined and Explained
Japanese Yen futures traders can manage the risks associated with currency rate fluctuation and take advantage of profit opportunities stemming from changes in Japanese Yen rates. CME Japanese yen futures contracts first started trading in 1972 and is traded electronically traded and one the floor.
Japanese Yen Futures Trading Prices/Rates
The CME Japanese Yen trading contract size is 12,500,000 Japanese yen. The futures contract moves in increments of $.000001 per Japanese yen which is $12.50 per contract. Trading can also occur in $.0000005 Japanese yen increments, or $6.25 per contract for CME Japanese yen futures intra-currency spreads executed on the trading floor and electronically.
CME Japanese yen contracts trade six months in the March Quarterly cycle of March, June, September, and December.
Japanese Yen Trading Software
Having the right tool for the job is critical. Ask any Yen trader what trading tools or types of financial analysis he is using and you're probably going to hear Stochastics, Fibonacci, MacD, moving averages, etc. Trading software can be used to augment an existing approach by supplying a broadened perspective. The key to a currency trading system is its ability to forecast moving averages! One of the better software products is VantagePoint trading software that will help to “see” what is likely to happen in the market that you are trading before other traders (using only single-market analysis) catch wind of it. Frequently the crossover indicator flashes an “early warning” that the Japanese Yen market is likely to make a top or bottom - before it actually happens!