USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Buyers Retake 102.00 Figure
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- USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
- Support: 101.82, 101.43, 101.04
- Resistance: 102.30, 102.60, 103.08
The US Dollar is attempting to build higher against the Japanese Yen after last week dramatic spiked downward. Near-term support is at 101.82, the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion. A break below that on a daily closing basis exposes the 50% level at 101.43. Alternatively, a push above the 23.6% Fib at 102.30 opens the door for a test of the 14.6% expansion at 102.60.
Our long-term outlook favors USDJPY upside but the recent drop in the S&P 500 warns that risk aversion may fuel liquidation of Yen-funded carry trades, sending the Japanese unit higher. With that in mind, we remain flat for now and look for a pullback as an opportunity to get long at a more attractive level.
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Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com