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USD/JPY Resumes Declines After Recovery Stalls Alongside Doji Formations

USD/JPY Resumes Declines After Recovery Stalls Alongside Doji Formations

David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst

Talking Points

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Sidelines Preferred
  • Shooting Star pattern near 104.00 offered ominous warning
  • Dojis highlighted hesitation by the bulls following test of 102.00

USD/JPY has resumed its descent as the bears once again take charge of price action. The absence of a bullish reversal signal on both the daily and four hour chart casts doubt over the potential for a recovery.

USD/JPY: Shooting Star Offered Ominous Warning

USDJPY-Resumes-Declines-After-Recovery-Stalls-Alongside-Doji-Formations_body_Picture_2.png, USD/JPY Resumes Declines After Recovery Stalls Alongside Doji Formations

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

Drilling down to examine intraday price action; the four hour chart reveals several Doji formations near the critical 102.00 handle, which signaled the potential for the USD/JPY recovery to stall. In the session ahead, buyer s may look to step in at prior support near 101.20.

USD/JPY: Intraday Recovery Stalled Near 102.00

USDJPY-Resumes-Declines-After-Recovery-Stalls-Alongside-Doji-Formations_body_Picture_1.png, USD/JPY Resumes Declines After Recovery Stalls Alongside Doji Formations

Four Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

By David de Ferranti, Market Analyst, FXCM

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