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Trade British Pound / Japanese Yen CFD

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Long position overnight fee

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Margin. Your investment $1,000.00
Overnight fee 0.011279 %
Charges from full value of position ($56.40)
Trade size with leverage ~ $500,000.00
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Short position overnight fee

Margin. Your investment $1,000.00
Overnight fee -0.019499 %
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Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Min traded quantity 1000
Currency JPY
Margin 0.2%
Commission on trade 0%

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Date Close Change Change (%) Open High Low
Sep 28, 2023 181.293 -0.114 -0.06% 181.407 181.562 181.229
Sep 27, 2023 181.408 0.378 0.21% 181.030 181.669 180.874
Sep 26, 2023 181.031 -0.710 -0.39% 181.741 181.800 180.956
Sep 25, 2023 181.741 0.056 0.03% 181.685 181.948 181.399
Sep 24, 2023 181.685 0.282 0.16% 181.403 181.719 181.376
Sep 22, 2023 181.548 0.057 0.03% 181.491 182.295 181.195
Sep 21, 2023 181.491 -1.332 -0.73% 182.823 182.936 180.746
Sep 20, 2023 182.822 -0.287 -0.16% 183.109 183.335 182.446
Sep 19, 2023 183.109 0.329 0.18% 182.780 183.478 182.708
Sep 18, 2023 182.781 -0.520 -0.28% 183.301 183.333 182.677
Sep 17, 2023 183.300 0.422 0.23% 182.878 183.311 182.873
Sep 15, 2023 183.048 0.197 0.11% 182.851 183.898 182.761
Sep 14, 2023 182.852 -1.145 -0.62% 183.997 184.058 182.504
Sep 13, 2023 183.998 0.195 0.11% 183.803 184.377 183.181
Sep 12, 2023 183.804 0.362 0.20% 183.442 183.913 182.934
Sep 11, 2023 183.442 -0.290 -0.16% 183.732 183.898 182.668
Sep 10, 2023 183.732 0.653 0.36% 183.079 183.775 182.952
Sep 8, 2023 184.153 0.362 0.20% 183.791 184.453 183.055
Sep 7, 2023 183.791 -0.818 -0.44% 184.609 184.761 183.364
Sep 6, 2023 184.610 -0.732 -0.39% 185.342 185.592 184.235

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What is the GBP/JPY currency pair?

The base currency – GBP. The counter currency – JPY. The GBP/JPY chart represents the relationship between the UK pound and the Japanese yen. Both GBP and JPY are major currencies within the global Forex market. The cross pair has got a fiery nickname “dragon” and is renowned for its inherent volatility. That is, the GBP/JPY rate tends to fluctuate dramatically, relating the economic relation between Western Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

UK pound vs Japanese yen

The currency pair of the British pound (GBP) vs. the Japanese yen (JPY) has always enjoyed popularity among risk-accommodating Forex investors and traders. Representing the two major global currencies, the “dragon” is considered the barometer of the world’s economic environment. Among the top 8 global currencies the yen is ranked the 3rd representing 19% of Forex volume, and the pound is ranked the 4th, accounting for 12.9% of trading volume.

The GBP/JPY couple is considered a “cross” one. It means that the American dollar (USD) is not applied during the calculation of the exchange rate. The conversion is performed directly, without prior denomination in US dollars.

Known for its drastic price fluctuations, the GBP/JPY pairing often experiences significant up- and downtrends, caused by the major changes in the world’s economic environment. For example, the Brexit referendum in 2016 led to a severe downtrend of the GBP/JPY price rate.

Another unique factor that impacts the GBP/JPY valuation is the relations of energy pricing and the Japanese yen. The price for energy commodities and the Japanese yen exchange rate is closely correlated. Japan is the 4th global importer of crude oil and the 2nd largest importer of natural gas.

Besides energy pricing, major factors that influence the GBP/JPY volatility include the countries’ domestic monetary policies and economic conditions, as well as political atmosphere.

GBP – British pound

The British pound, or pound sterling, is the United Kingdom’s official currency. The symbol is £, the currency code is GBP. One of the world’s most widely-traded currencies in the Forex market after the US dollar (USD), euro (EUR) and the Japanese yen (JPY), the British pound (GBP) is the oldest and the 3rd most-held reserve currency globally. Subdivided into 100 pence, the pound is managed by the Bank of England. The popular currency’s nickname is “Quid”.

The pound originated in Anglo-Saxon England. One pound of silver was equal to 240 silver pennies that were made from the purest available silver. In 1694, when the Bank of England was founded, it issued the paper money and adopted a gold standard. After a 300 years history, there are approximately 3 billion pound banknotes worth £60 billion and 30 billion pound coins in circulation.

JPY – Japanese yen

The official currency of Japan, the Japanese yen, is the 3rd most widely-traded currency in the world, after the American dollar (USD) and Euro (EUR). It accounts for 23% of daily Forex turnover. The currency is managed by the Bank of Japan. The official symbol of the Japanese yen is ¥ and it can be traded under the JPY currency code. The word “yen” in Japanese means “round”.

The first yen coins originated in 1870 and were produced from copper, silver, gold and other metals. Introduced in 1871, the New Currency Act of Japan introduced a gold standard alongside the Western societies. In 1872, the banking system under the National Bank Act adopted banknotes in addition to coins. In 1882, the banking system of Japan was centralised.

Yen coins are issued in several denominations, including ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100 and ¥500. Yen banknotes are release in ¥1,000; ¥2,000; ¥5,000; and ¥10,000 denominations. The Japanese currency depicts national and natural beauties, including flowers, temples and even rice. Today the number of yens in circulation reaches approximately $1 trillion USD of worth.

How to learn the GBP/JPY live rate?

GBP/JPY is one of the most popular currency pairs traded on the international Forex market. Browse the latest Forex GBP/JPY chart in real time with and stay tuned to the sterling-yen correlation.


British banknotes and coins photographed directly above. The coins are in a stack, placed on top of the banknotes.

GBP softer after CPI surprise, JPY focused on any further hints from Ueda

GBP drops after a softer CPI reading scares investors about the BoE intentions. JPY on the lookout for further policy tweaks from Governor Ueda.

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USD/JPY Climbs Towards Key Highs

USDJPY’s powerful long-term uptrend has been reignited after last week’s sharply contrasting policy statements from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.

11:32, 26 September 2023

EUR/USD tests key support

EUR/USD is currently testing a key support level after the Federal Reserve indicated a potential extension of higher interest rates.

14:32, 21 September 2023
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BoE leaves rates unchanged, GBP drops further as investors look for more clarity

The Bank of England has left rates unchanged at 5.25% with a 5-4 vote split after CPI dropped more than expected in August

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