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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Rebound Pauses Below 109.00

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Rebound Pauses Below 109.00

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 107.31, 106.50, 105.18
  • Resistance: 108.63, 110.08, 110.76

The US Dollar rose as expected against the Japanese Yen after producing a bullish Morning Star candlestick pattern. Near-term resistance is in the 108.40-63 area, marked by the October 2 close and the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement. A break above that on a daily closing basis exposes the 109.70-110.08 zone (50% level, October 1 high). Alternatively, a turn back below the 23.6% Fib at 107.31 clears the way for a challenge of the 14.6% expansion at 106.50.

Prices are too close to resistance to justify entering long from a risk/reward perspective. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests that taking up the short side is premature. With that in mind we will remain flat for now.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Rebound Pauses Below 109.00

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

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

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