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.

Free Trading Guides
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Oil - US Crude
More View more
Real Time News
  • The $AUD is pressuring four-month trend support against its US counterpart as sellers fight to reassert the dominant, long-term downtrend. Get your market update from @IlyaSpivak here: https://t.co/Bup64Arva9 https://t.co/OLpavqPOVA
  • RT @globaltimesnews: A total of 1,052 cases of #coronavirus have been reported as of Jan 25 in #Hubei Province, with 129 in critical condit…
  • RT @FactSet: $SPX is reporting revenue growth of 2.9% for Q4, led by the Health Care (11%), Utilities (9%), and Communication Services (9%)…
  • The AUD has been hit by the risk-appetite pullback occasioned by the spread of Wuhan-strain coronavirus. This week may see domestic focus return, if headlines allow, with key inflation data due. Get your $AUDUSD market update from @DavidCottleFX here: https://t.co/UIpwno0pSq https://t.co/kib4d1mA0q
  • RT @anilvohra69: USD inverted (red) is correlated to Excess Reserves (blue) and Reserve Balances (green). 1/2 https://t.co/bbO1pPWY4F
  • RT @FactSet: $SPX is reporting a decline in earnings of -1.9% for Q4, led by the Energy (-42%), Consumer Discretionary (-14%), and Material…
  • Becoming a forex trader means living and breathing the excitement, risk and reward of trading in the biggest and most liquid market in the world. Do you have what it takes? Read here to discover the qualities and processes it takes to build consistency: https://t.co/EfWEACQ6Cz https://t.co/6iMyDFqnqe
  • Knowing how to accurately value a #stock enables traders to identify and take advantage of opportunities in the stock market. Find out the difference between a stock's market and intrinsic value, and the importance of the two here: https://t.co/QszmdZFxlk https://t.co/2mjzvYvgSn
  • Previewing the Texas Rangers new home! https://t.co/WITZGSQPlc
  • Thanks for having me on @MartinSEssex https://t.co/fg8uOe16wr
AUD/JPY: Sell-off Approaches Initial Support Hurdles

AUD/JPY: Sell-off Approaches Initial Support Hurdles

2017-04-04 19:49:00
Michael Boutros, Technical Strategist

Talking Points

  • AUD/JPY testing key support confluence- Shorts at risk near-term above 83
  • 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)


AUD/JPY Daily Chart

Technical Outlook:AUDJPY trading just above a near-term support confluence at 82.97-83 where he 38.2% retracement of the advance off the July advance converges on the lower median-line parallel. Today’s low registered at 83.22 and while we could still see a drop into this key support zone, the short-bias is at risk while above the figure. Interim resistance stands with the median-line (currently ~84.40s).

Keep in mind a weekly close below 83.76 would constitute a break of the early opening range & would keep the medium-term outlook weighted to the downside in AUDJPY. As noted in this year’s Top 2017 Trading Opportunities, we were looking for a pullback early in the year but ultimately I’d be interested in long-entries into structural support. We’re now at the first hurdle- 81.36 is would be considered critical support.

AUDJPY 240min

AUD/JPY 240min Chart

Notes:A closer look at price action highlights a perfect tag of support at the lower parallel today with immediate resistance seen at 83.76 backed by 84.42 & 85.03/19 – both areas of interest for exhaustion / short-entries. A break below 82.98 targets subsequent support objectives at the September 2015 low at 82.12 & the 50% retracement at 81.36. From a trading standpoint, I’d be willing to take a few stabs on the long-side for a rebound if we go for another test of the figure with a breach above the upper parallel / 85.84 (bearish invalidation) needed to shift the broader focus back to the topside.

A quarter of the daily average true range (ATR) yields profit targets of 20-25pips per scalp. Other than Japan PMI numbers tonight, the docket is rather light for this pair and we’ll keep an eye on broader market sentiment for further guidance.


Relevant Data Releases

AUD/JPY: Sell-off Approaches Initial Support Hurdles

Other Setups in Play:

- Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

Follow Michael on Twitter @MBForex contact him at mboutros@dailyfx.com 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.


News & Analysis at your fingertips.