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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Opting Not to Enter Long Trade

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Opting Not to Enter Long Trade

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 102.39, 102.10, 101.61
  • Resistance: 102.89, 103.39, 104.18

The US Dollar pulled back against the Japanese Yen as prices digest last week’s break resistance that limited the upside since January. Near-term resistance is at 102.90, the 61.8%Fibonacci expansion. A break above that on daily closing basis exposes the 76.4% level at 103.39. Alternatively, a move below support in the 102.39-50 area, marked by the broken trend line and the 50% Fib, clears the way for a challenge of the 38.2% expansion at 102.10.

We are tactically opting not to enter a long position. While the technical setup is compelling, a sharp SPX 500 reversal hints that on-coming risk aversion may trigger liquidation of Yen-funded carry trades and push USDJPY lower. With that in mind, we will stand aside for now.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Opting Not to Enter Long Trade

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

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