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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Still Ranging

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Still Ranging

2017-12-18 19:24:00
James Stanley, Strategist
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Talking Points:

- EUR/JPY continues to trade in the range that’s defined the pair’s price action since mid-September.

- The EUR/JPY range has held through a variety of fundamental drivers, including the ECB’s October rate decision.

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In our last article, we looked at the range that’s built in EUR/JPY since mid-September. Prices have continued to oscillate between two key Fibonacci values. At support, we have a zone that begins at 132.05, which is the 50% retracement of the 2008-2012 major move in the pair; and on the resistance side we have 134.41, which is the 61.8% retracement of the 2014-2016 major move.

EUR/JPY Weekly: Range Defined by 50% of 2008-2012 (Support) and 61.8% of 2014-2016 (Resistance)

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Still Ranging

Chart prepared by James Stanley

Perhaps the most compelling part of this range is the context with which it has taken place. The Euro was surging in the early portion of this year as market participants were trying to get in-front of any potential tightening action that might be seen out of the ECB. This didn’t really happen, as the ECB merely decreased the amount of monthly bond purchases at their rate decision in October. But – this did little to dent the range in EUR/JPY, as this simply led to another visit down to support.

EUR/JPY Daily: Range Builds Atop 2017 Bullish Trend, Remains Supported Through ECB

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Still Ranging

Chart prepared by James Stanley

This keeps the door open for bullish continuation in the Euro and EUR/JPY as we move into 2018.

From a near-term perspective, traders can move-forward by treating the range with a prior trend-side bias. This strategy would, in essence, look to buy support in the range while not necessarily opening short-exposure at resistance. Resistance, instead, can be used for profit targets and stop adjustments in the event that the topside move does continue, and finally break-out. On a longer-term basis, traders can wait for a sustained breakout above this year’s triple top at ¥134.41 to open the door for bullish exposure. This approach could incorporate targets from prior swing-highs at ¥136.96 or ¥139.02 ahead of the ‘big’ psychological level around ¥140.00.

EUR/JPY Weekly: Top-Side Break of Triple Top Opens Targets Towards ¥140.00

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Still Ranging

Chart prepared by James Stanley

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