The US dollar declined against the Japanese yen on Monday. During the Asian session, USD / JPY was traded at 112.75, losing 0.06%. I believe that support is now at around 112.61, Monday is low, and resistance is likely at the level of 114.02 - the maximum of Wednesday.
USD/JPY is technically bearish as seen on the four hour time frame. The pair spent the day hovering around the Friday's close and below the 100-day and 200-day SMAs. Technicalindicators have stabilized with the stochastic holding near oversold readings and the RSI up from its lows but far into negative ground, indicating the absence of buying interest. The monthly low at 112.55 is the immediate support, with a break below the level opening doors for a steeper decline toward 111.80.
USD/JPY bulls have taken back control and the price is now much higher according to the daily lows. Technically, on the four hour time frame the price is below all of its moving averages. Technical indicators remains around oversold area, but lacking directional strength and leaning the risk to the downside. Currently the price is standing at around 112.80, the 20-day SMA and next bullish targets is seen at 112.95, which if broken will open doors for testing the psychological 113.00 level.
The short-term outlook for USD/JPY remains bullish, as the price has recovered above the directionless 200-day SMA and is developing below the 100-day SMA , which is heading north at around 113.35. Technical indicators on the four hour time frame have entered into positive area with the RSI advancing at 52 but the Momentum lacking directional strength. A firmer brake above the above mentioned 100-day SMA might bring additional gains, as long as the positive mood persists.
USD/JPY is trading between its 100-day and 200-day SMAs, with the shortest above the current level. Technical indicators on the four hour time frame turned to south within positive levels, but rather indicating the absence of buying interest than suggesting an upcoming decline. Little should be expected for today, although some risk headline could send it down to the 112.60 price zone, while to the upside, the main resistance is 113.35, with a bullish breakout of this last unlikely today.
The US dollar rose against the Japanese yen on Friday to 112.98, adding 0.03%. I believe that support is now at 112.31, the low of Tuesday, and resistance is likely at the level of 113.14 - the maximum of Wednesday.
USD/JPY came under a modest selling pressure today and slumped to its lowest level of the day at 112.71 and currently is trading at 112.74. First support is seen at 112.60, ahead of 112.15 and 111.60. The upside offers resistances at 113.00 ,113.40 and 113.70.
The US dollar rose against the Japanese yen on Monday to 113.22, adding 0.22%. I believe that support is now at around 112.61, the low of Wednesday, and resistance is likely to be the level of 113.28 - the maximum of today's trading.
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