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USD/JPY Upside Momentum Fades As A Gravestone Doji Takes Shape

USD/JPY Upside Momentum Fades As A Gravestone Doji Takes Shape

David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst

Talking Points

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Pending Long
  • Gravestone Doji Takes Shape As Upside Momentum Fades
  • Dark Cloud Cover On H4 Timeframe Offered An Early Warning

USD/JPYis struggling to sustain its upside momentum as a Gravestone Doji takes shape on the daily. While a sign of indecision from traders the candlestick pattern is not considered a key reversal formation. This in turn casts some doubt over the potential for a sustained correction from the pair. Against the backdrop of a sustained uptrend buying dips is preferred.

USD/JPY: Gravestone Doji Rising Near 2014 Highs

USD/JPY Upside Momentum Fades As A Gravestone Doji Takes Shape

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0, Volume Indicator Available Here

The four hour chart offered an early indication that USD/JPY’s upside momentum was fading. A Dark Cloud Cover formation near 105.65 signaled a shift in sentiment during the session. Buying interest is likely to be renewed at the psychologically-significant 105.00 handle.

USD/JPY: Key Reversal Pattern Emerges In Intraday Trade

USD/JPY Upside Momentum Fades As A Gravestone Doji Takes Shape

Four Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0,Volume Indicator Available Here

By David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst, DailyFX

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