After two successive days for the dollar, yesterday the yen fully offset losses, taking 68 pips out of the US dollar. At the beginning of the day one dollar was quoted at 110.72 yen, and at the end of the session the rate was 110.04. Extreme values for the day were recorded at 109.85 and 110.82 respectively.
The dollar gained against other currencies after an unexpectedly strong US employment report indicated that the Fed will be able to fulfill its plan for a third rate hike this year. The pair USD / JPY rose by 0.6% to 110.67
The dollar / yen tried to lower yesterday, making the bottom at 109.55, but closing higher at 110.05. The first resistance is seen at 110.35 (yesterday's peak). A clear break above this level could lead to future upward pressure testing for 110.80 - 111.00 or higher. On the downside, a clear breakthrough and daily closure under the trendline support line and 109.50 / 00 will trigger the bearish pattern.
The dollar recorded a second consecutive loss against the yen on Wednesday. The US currency continued its losing session and as a result the first support at 109.62 was broken. However, short-term expectations are in favor of the dollar. Wednesday's trading was open at a rate of 110.30. The trend was volatile, but ultimately the bears prevailed and the pair hit the bottom at 109.55. The final line was cut at 110.05.
The USDJPY finally reaches the 109.00 level, but the zone has been a very strong support in the past, therefore, unless risk aversion continues or the Dollar suddenly goes back to its bearish trend, the pair may bounce to the upside from the 109.00 level. A breakdown of the 109.00 level may take the pair to the 108.13 low. To the upside, the most relevant resistance is at the 111.00 level.