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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Range Support Sub-118.00 Eyed

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Range Support Sub-118.00 Eyed

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 117.91, 117.07, 115.48
  • Resistance: 119.37, 120.82, 121.91

The US Dollar continues to oscillate in a narrow range below the 120.00 figure against the Japanese Yen. A daily close above falling channel top resistance at 119.37 exposes the December 23 high at 120.82. Alternatively, a reversal below the 23.6% Fib retracement at 117.91 opens the door for a test of channel floor support at 117.07.

An actionable trade setup is absent at this point, arguing against committing to a directional bias on long or short side. We will continue to stand aside for now, waiting for a clear-cut trading opportunity to present itself in the days ahead.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Range Support Sub-118.00 Eyed

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

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