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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: A Top in Place at 7-Year High?

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: A Top in Place at 7-Year High?

2014-11-17 04:41:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 115.37, 113.85, 112.77
  • Resistance: 116.30, 117.82, 119.05

The US Dollar may be preparing to turn lower after hitting a 7-year high against the Japanese Yen as negative RSI divergence signals ebbing upside momentum. A daily close below the 14.6% Fibonacci retracement at 115.31 exposes the 23.6% level at 114.24. Alternatively, a turn above the 23.6% Fib expansion at 116.30 clears the way for a challenge of the 38.2% threshold at 117.82.

The available trading range is too narrow to allow for a trade on the long or short side from a risk/reward perspective. We will continue to stand aside for the time being, waiting for a more compelling opportunity to present itself.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: A Top in Place at 7-Year High?

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

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