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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Consolidating Below 120.00 Mark

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Consolidating Below 120.00 Mark

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 117.98, 115.55, 114.13
  • Resistance: 119.48, 121.91, 123.88

The US Dollar paused to digest below the 120.00 figure after posting the largest daily advance in seven weeks against the Japanese Yen. Near-term resistance is at 119.48, the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 38.2% level at 121.91. Alternatively, a turn below the 14.6% Fib at 117.98 opens the door for a challenge of the December 16 low at 115.55.

Risk/reward considerations argue against entering long with prices in close proximity to resistance. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests taking up the short side is premature. We will remain flat for now, waiting for a more actionable opportunity to present itself.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Consolidating Below 120.00 Mark

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

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