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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Rejected at Channel Top

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Rejected at Channel Top

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 119.66, 118.93, 118.20
  • Resistance: 120.04, 120.68, 121.41

The US Dollar turned lower anew after finding resistance above the 120.00 figure against the Japanese Yen. A break below the 50% Fibonacci retracement at 118.93 exposes the 61.8% level at 118.20. Alternatively, a reversal above the intersection of channel resistance and the 38.2% Fib at 119.66 opens the door for a challenge of the 23.6% retracement at 120.56.

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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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Rejected at Channel Top

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

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