Yen for a quieter life? Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
Yen for a quieter life? Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Frazzled by your frenetic day-trading efforts on the currency-speculating websites, but unable to quite kick the habit of trying to predict the ups and downs of the foreign-exchange market? Japan may have the answer.

The yen is the "most boring currency in the world," according to David Bloom, the global head of currency strategy at HSBC. It's going "absolutely nowhere" and is a "leave-me-alone" currency, he told Bloomberg TV today.

So the Trade of the Day is to trade yen. As the chart shows, its highs and lows against the dollar have been a lot narrower in the past three months than for either of the other two main currency pairs, euro/dollar and pound/dollar. So you can soothe your blood pressure while still feeding your need to trade.

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