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USD/JPY Bounces Off 102.00 Following Bullish Candlestick Pattern

USD/JPY Bounces Off 102.00 Following Bullish Candlestick Pattern

David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst

Talking Points

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Sidelines Preferred
  • Morning Starheralded bounce to 102.70
  • Hanging Man may face limited response 102.00 close by

Following USD/JPY’s run on the 102.70 level a Hanging Man formation has emerged, which warns of potential declines for the pair. However, given the strong buying support at the psychologically significant 102.00 handle, we may see limited downside follow-through.

USD/JPY: Hanging Man See Limited Response

USD/JPY Bounces Off 102.00 Following Bullish Candlestick Pattern

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

Drilling down to examine the four hour chart; a Piercing Line pattern near the key 102.00 handle has hinted at bounce in the session ahead. Sellers are likely to emerge again at the 102.70 mark.

USD/JPY: Bulls Support Prices At Critical 102.00 Handle

USD/JPY Bounces Off 102.00 Following Bullish Candlestick Pattern

Four Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

By David de Ferranti, Market Analyst, FXCM

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