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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Quiet Consolidation Continues

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Quiet Consolidation Continues

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 120.82, 119.88, 117.17
  • Resistance: 121.91, 123.88, 125.84

The US Dollar is treading water against the Japanese Yen near December’s swing high below the 122.00 figure. A daily close above the 121.84-91 area (December 8 high, 38.2% Fibonacci expansion) exposes the 50% level at 123.88. Alternatively, a turn below resistance-turned-support at 120.82, the December 23 high, opens the door for a test of rising trend line support at 119.80.

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: Quiet Consolidation Continues

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

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

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