The NOK/JPY is not actively traded currency pair on the Forex market. NOK/JPY is the cross rate against the U.S. dollar. The NOK/JPY does not include the U.S. dollar and that is why called a cross currency pair. This can be seen, if you combine two charts: USD/JPY and USD/NOK. Thus, you will get an approximate NOK/JPY price chart.
Since the U.S. dollar heavily influences both currencies, it is necessary to take into account the major U.S. economic indicators for the correct projection of this financial instrument’s price movement. You should pay attention to the U.S. discount rate, GDP data, unemployment rate, new jobs figures, etc. It is worth noting that the currencies comprising the pair can respond differently to changes in the U.S. economy; therefore, the NOK/JPY can be considered as a specific indicator of these currencies.
Norway belongs to the leading group of the richest countries in the world measured by GDP per capita. The country occupies first positions on various economic indicators such as the quality of life and personal income level. Norway is the world’s third largest producer and exporter of oil and gas. The export of energy resources is the main source of income of this country. In addition, Norway has the world’s most developed electrometallurgy, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. In addition, the country is a leading maker of oil and gas offshore drilling platforms. Also, Norway is the number one producer and processor of a wide range of seafood, which is very popular all over the world, especially in EU countries.
Currency pair NOK/JPY is very responsive to a variety of major political and economic developments in the world. For this reason, the predictability power of its price chart is poor. Thus, it is a fairly common occurrence when the NOK/JPY price goes in the opposite direction to an analysis.
It is not recommended for beginners to start their currency trading with a given pair because successful NOK/JPY traders need to understand lot of subtleties and peculiarities of the price curve behaviour, which does not matter at first glance but can greatly affect the pair’s future exchange rate.
This trading instrument is considered to be illiquid as compared with the majors, such as: the EUR/USD, USD/CHF, GBP/USD and USD/JPY. Therefore, when you forecast the future trend of the currency pair, you need to pay attention to the major currency pairs that include the U.S. dollar.
If you want to trade cross currency pairs, it is necessary to bear in mind that brokers’ spread is often higher for cross rates than for majors. Thus, you’d better read and understand the trading terms offered by the broker before you start your cross rate trading.