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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Range-Bound Trade Continues

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Range-Bound Trade Continues

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 119.41, 117.91, 115.48
  • Resistance: 120.82, 121.91, 123.88

The US Dollar continues to oscillate in a well-established range carved out around the 120.00 figure against the Japanese Yen. Near-term resistance is at 120.82, the December 23 high, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 38.2% Fibonacci expansionat 121.91. Alternatively, a reversal below the 14.6% Fib retracement at 119.41 opens the door for a test of the 23.6% threshold at 117.91.

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

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Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

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

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