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Forex Strategy: USD/JPY Pushes Off Support Post Piercing Line Pattern

Forex Strategy: USD/JPY Pushes Off Support Post Piercing Line Pattern

2014-03-20 11:49:00
David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst
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Talking Points

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Longs preferred
  • Piercing Line formation near support offers buying cue
  • 102.70 Resistance level looms on daily

USD/JPYhas jumped towards the 102.70 level of resistance following the formation of a Piercing Line formation on the daily (see below). While some selling pressure has emerged, the absence of a reversal signal leaves longs preferred on an upside break of 102.70 which would likely open the monthly highs at 103.50.

USD/JPY: Piercing Line Prompts Bounce

Forex-Strategy-USDJPY-Pushes-Off-Support-Post-Piercing-Line-Pattern_body_Picture_2.png, Forex Strategy: USD/JPY Pushes Off Support Post Piercing Line Pattern

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

As noted in yesterday’s candlesticks report USD/JPY was primed for a bounce at the 101.20 level following signs of hesitation amongst sellers indicated by the Doji candlestick formation. While the bulls seem to be losing steam in Asian trading in the absence of a bearish reversal signal, longs remain preferred.

USD/JPY: Intraday Resistance At 102.40

Forex-Strategy-USDJPY-Pushes-Off-Support-Post-Piercing-Line-Pattern_body_Picture_1.png, Forex Strategy: USD/JPY Pushes Off Support Post Piercing Line Pattern

Four Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

By David de Ferranti, Market Analyst, FXCM

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