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USD/JPY Trades Between Two Diagonal Lines

By JFD TeamForexJan 12, 2022 08:23AM ET
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USD/JPY Trades Between Two Diagonal Lines
By JFD Team   |  Jan 12, 2022 08:23AM ET
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USD/JPY traded slightly higher today, but it remains below the downside line drawn from the peak of Jan. 4. At the same time, the rate is still trading above the upside support line taken from the low of Dec. 3. Although the last line is a bit longer and makes the upside scenario more likely, we prefer to take the sidelines for now.

To get confident on the upside, we would like to see a clear break above the 115.45 barrier, and the downside line taken from the high of Jan. 4. This could initially target the high of Jan. 11, at 115.70, the break of which could carry extensions towards the peak of Jan. 7. If the bulls are not willing to stop there, we could see them targeting the high of Jan. 4, at 116.33.

Looking at our short-term oscillators, we see that the RSI lies slightly below 50 but points flat, while the MACD is negative but slightly above its trigger line. It points flat as well. Both indicators detect diminishing downside speed, and that’s why we prefer to stand pat for now. We prefer to see a clear technical break on our chart and more precise momentum signals.

On the downside, we would like to see a clear break below 114.50 before we start examining a bearish outlook. This could confirm the break below the upside line taken from the low of Dec. 3 and could initially target the 114.30 barrier.

The following support is at 114.03, marked by the low of Dec. 22, the break of which could carry extensions towards the 113.75 area, defined by the inside swing high of Dec. 20. If the bears are not willing to stop there either, a break lower could pave the way towards the low of that day, at 113.30.

USD/JPY 4-hour chart technical analysis.
USD/JPY 4-hour chart technical analysis.

USD/JPY Trades Between Two Diagonal Lines
 

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