USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Stalling in Familiar Territory
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- USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
- Support: 119.22, 117.17, 115.48
- Resistance: 120.82, 121.91, 123.88
The US Dollar is struggling to build upward having attempted to bounce from channel support against the Japanese Yen. A daily close above the December 23 highat 120.82 exposes the intersection of the December 8 high and the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion at 121.91. Alternatively, a turn below the channel floor at 119.22 opens the door for a test ofthe January 21 low at 117.17.
Risk/reward considerations argue against entering short with prices in close proximity to support. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bullish reversal signal suggests taking up the long side is premature. We will remain flat for now, waiting for a more actionable opportunity to present itself.
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Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope
--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com
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