USDJPY Threatening 78.60 Ahead of Jackson Hole
Prepared by Christopher Vecchio, Currency Analyst
The USDJPY closed above the key 78.60 level yesterday, though price has oscillated around both sides and has started to move lower intraday. This level coincides with former June swing lows and a level of resistance for most of July (note the daily wicks above said level but no closes). For now, this is the most important level: potential exists for a rally back into 79.10/20 as long as 78.60 holds, whereas a daily close below suggests a move towards 78.10/20 at the minimum. Penetration of the August low at 77.90 will likely result in a washout to new lows with the potential for 77.65/70 and 77.30.
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