News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.



Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events


Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

Free Trading Guides
Oil - US Crude
Wall Street
More View more
Real Time News
  • Forex liquidity makes it easy for traders to sell and buy currencies without delay, and also creates tight spreads for favorable quotes. Low costs and large scope to various markets make it the most frequently traded market in the world. Learn more here:
  • There is a great debate about which type of analysis is better for a trader. Is it better to be a fundamental trader or a technical trader? Find out here:
  • #Gold prices succumbed to selling pressure as the US Dollar soared this past week What is #XAUUSD facing these next few days and can these fundamental forces extend its selloff? Check out my outlook here -
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product) economic data is deemed highly significant in the forex market. GDP figures are used as an indicator by fundamentalists to gauge the overall health and potential growth of a country. Learn use GDP data to your advantage here:
  • Many people are attracted to forex trading due to the amount of leverage that brokers provide. Leverage allows traders to gain more exposure in financial markets than what they are required to pay for. Learn about FX leverage here:
  • Key levels in forex tend to draw attention to traders in the market. These are psychological prices which tie into the human psyche and way of thinking. Learn about psychological levels here:
  • The price of #oil may continue to trade in a narrow range as the rebound from the September low ($36.13) appears to have stalled ahead of the month high ($43.43). Get your #commodities update from @DavidJSong here:
  • The Australian Dollar may extend its slide lower despite the planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions, as the market continues to price in an RBA rate cut on October 6. Get your #currencies update from @DanielGMoss here:
  • The Indian Rupee may be at risk to the US Dollar as USD/INR attempts to refocus to the upside. This is as the Nifty 50, India’s benchmark stock index, could fall further. Get your USD/INR market update here:
  • Technical indicators are chart analysis tools that can help traders better understand and act on price movement. Learn more about the importance of technical analysis here:
Nikkei 225 Battle Lines Drawn- Key Levels to Know

Nikkei 225 Battle Lines Drawn- Key Levels to Know

2017-03-07 17:39:00
Michael Boutros, Strategist

The index is in consolidation below a critical confluence resistance barrier. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.

Talking Points

  • Index in consolidation below critical resistance barrier
  • Updated targets & invalidation levels
  • Looking for more trade ideas? Review DailyFX’s 2017 Trading Guides. Join Michael for Live Weekly Trading Webinars on Mondays at 13:30GMT (8:30ET)

Nikkei 225 Daily

Nikkei 225 Daily

Technical Outlook:The Nikkei 225 has continued to consolidate below a critical resistance threshold at 19636/76 since the start of the year. This level is defined by the 161.8% extension of the advance off the 2016 low & the 78.6% retracement of the decline off the 2016 high and converge on the 50-line of the ascending median-line formation over the next few days. Key confluence daily support rests at 19018 where the 2017 low-day close converges on basic trendline support.

The near-term focus is on a break of this range with a close above needed to mark resumption of the broader uptrend. Such a scenario eyes subsequent topside resistance objectives at 20026 and the median-line / 2016 high-day close at 20746. A break below this formation risks a more meaningful correction towards confluence support at 18596/650 where the 100% extension, 61.8% retracement, 100-day moving average and the yearly lows converge on the lower median-line support. We’ll reserve this region as our bullish invalidation.

Nikkei 225 - 240min

Nikkei 225 240min

Notes: A closer look at price action highlights this consolidation range below key resistance with the 61.8% retracement of the advance off the yearly low further emphasizing the significance of the 19018/31 near-term support zone. Until this formation breaks, keep these levels in focus. Ultimately, I am looking higher- but for now we would need to respect a break below 19018 as a more noteworthy technical development. Keep in mind we have the FOMC & the BOJ within a 24-hour block next week.

Relevant Data Releases

Nikkei 225 Battle Lines Drawn- Key Levels to Know

Other Setups in Play:

---Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

Follow Michael on Twitter @MBForex contact him at or Click Here to be added to his email distribution list.

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.