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USD/JPY Technical Analysis – Attempting to Grind Higher

USD/JPY Technical Analysis – Attempting to Grind Higher

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 101.77, 101.32, 100.97
  • Resistance: 102.13, 102.35, 102.71

The US Dollar attempting to build higher against the Japanese Yen after the pair produced a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. Initial resistance is at 102.15, the May 27 high, with a daily close above that exposing the May 13 top at 102.35. Support comes in at 101.77, marked by the bottom of a rising channel set from mid-May. A turn below that opens the door for a challenge of range bottom support in the 100.97-101.32 area.

We are tactically opting not to pursue a trade within the current narrow and choppy trading range. Rather, we will continue to stand aside and wait for a defined breakout to look for larger opportunities.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis – Attempting to Grind Higher

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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