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USD/JPY Eyes April High Amid First Overbought Reading Since December

USD/JPY Eyes April High Amid First Overbought Reading Since December

2014-08-20 15:25:00
David Song, Strategist
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Talking Points:

- GBP/USD Rebounds From Fresh Monthly Low (1.6600) on BoE Dissent

- USD/JPY to Eye April High (104.11) on Close Above 103.30

- USDOLLAR Threatens Former Support; RSI Pushes Back Into Overbought Territory

Index

Last

High

Low

Daily Change (%)

Daily Range (% of ATR)

DJ-FXCM Dollar Index

10602.65

10617.14

10593.35

0.06

82.26%

GBP/USD:

  • Rebounds from 1.6600 as Bank of England (BoE) Minutes shows 7-2 vote count, with Martin Weale & Ian McCafferty dissenting against the majority.
  • Despite the greater rift in the BoE, GBP/USD struggles to retrace the decline from the weaker-than-expected U.K. Consumer Price report.
  • The DailyFX Speculative Sentiment Index (SSI) suggests that the GBP/USD remains vulnerable to further losses as retail crowd is mostly net-long the dollar, with the ratio standing at +1.52.

USD/JPY:

  • Rallies to fresh monthly high of 103.39 after closing above the key 102.80-90 zone, with the Relative Strength Index (RSI) pushing above 70; first overbought reading since December 2013.
  • May retrace the entire decline from the April high (104.11) on a break & close above 103.30-50.
  • As the upward trending channel taking shape, will look for a higher-low on a near-term correction.

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USDOLLAR Daily

USD/JPY Eyes April High Amid First Overbought Reading Since December

Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

USDOLLAR(Ticker: USDollar):

  • Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index climbs to a fresh monthly high of 10,616 after closing above the key 10,590 pivot, with the RSI pushing back into overbought territory.
  • May see former support (10,615) act as new resistance, especially if the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Minutes fail to prop up interest rate expectations.
  • Need a bearish break in the RSI to look for a more meaningful USDOLLAR correction.
  • Interim Resistance: 10,602 (38.2% retracement) to 10,615 (78.6% expansion)
  • Interim Support: 10,440 (78.6% retracement) to 10,450 Pivot

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--- Written by David Song, Currency Analyst

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