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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Consolidating Near 119.00

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Consolidating Near 119.00

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 118.93, 118.20, 117.30
  • Resistance: 119.66, 120.82, 121.84

The US Dollar may be building a larger downward reversal against the Japanese Yen after prices overturning a two-month uptrend. Near-term support is at 118.93, the 50% Fibonacci retracement, with a break below that on a daily closing basis exposing the 61.8% level at 118.20. Alternatively, a turn above the 38.2% Fib at 119.66 clears the way for a test of 120.82 (trend line support-turned-resistance, December 23 high).

The available trading range is too narrow to justify entering a trade on the long or short side from a risk/reward perspective. With that in mind, we will remain flat for now, waiting for price action to offer a more compelling opportunity down the road.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Consolidating Near 119.00

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

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

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