USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Upswing Stalls at 103.00 Figure
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- USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
- Support: 102.71, 102.43, 102.25
- Resistance: 103.03, 103.50, 103.79
The US Dollar appears to have forced a major turning point against the Japanese Yen after breaking above resistance limiting the upside since January. Near-term resistance is at 103.03, the 100%Fibonacci expansion, with a daily close above that exposing the 123.6% level at 103.50. Alternatively, a turn below resistance-turned-support marked by the April 22 high at 102.71 clears the way for a challenge of the broken trend line, now at 102.43.
Prices are wedged too closely between near-term support and resistance levels to justify entering a trade on the long or short side from a risk/reward perspective. We will continue to stand aside for now, waiting for an actionable opportunity to present itself.
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Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com