Forex Strategy: USD/JPY Consolidation Continues As 102.50 Caps Gains
- USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Longs preferred on breakout
- Dojis on both the daily and four hourly charts suggest indecision
- Clearance of resistance at 102.50/70 may open advance to 103.50
USD/JPY’s consolidation has continued with several Doji formations on the daily denoting some deliberation amongst the bulls just shy of the 102.50/70 mark. New longs are better served on a clearance of the notable level of resistance, which would likely open up103.50.
USD/JPY: Dojis Denote Deliberation
Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
Drilling down to the four hour chart; there is evidence of a drawn-out struggle between the bulls and bears around the critical 102.50 intraday resistance level. While the Doji candlesticks signal indecision, a bearish reversal pattern would be required to support a bearish technical bias for USD/JPY.
USD/JPY: Intraday Resistance Holds At 102.40/50
Four Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
By David de Ferranti, Market Analyst, FXCM
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