• FxWirePro: USD/JPY holds above 112 handle, greenback recovers on rebound in US treasury yields

    Source: FxWire Pro - Technicals / 03 Jan 2018 00:00:21   Eastern Standard Time

    • USD/JPY downside held above 112 handle overnight, is currently trading at 112.27 levels.
       
    • The pair has formed a Doji pattern on daily charts, recovery lacks traction, upside capped below 5-DMA.
       
    • The pair has hit fresh 2-week lows at 112.05, broken below 200W SMA at 112.38, bias remains bearish.
       
    • Immediate support seen at 100-DMA at 112.02, break below will accentuate weakness.
       
    • Violation at 100-DMA raises scope for test of 200-DMA at 111.65.
       
    • Focus now on FOMC meeting minutes and the keenly watched NFP data due this week for further impetus.

    Support levels - 112.02 (100-DMA), 111.90 (38.2% Fib retrace of 107.318 to 114.737), 111.65 (200-DMA)

    Resistance levels - 112.53 (5-DMA), 112.90 (20-DMA), 113.63 (Dec 21 high)

    Call update: Our previous call (http://www.econotimes.com/FxWirePro-USD-JPY-breaches-50-DMA-support-at-11297-bias-lower-1076203) has hit TP1/2.

    Recommendation: Watchout for break below 100-DMA for further weakness.

    FxWirePro Currency Strength Index: FxWirePro's Hourly USD Spot Index was at -129.24 (Bearish), while Hourly JPY Spot Index was at -12.1287 (Neutral) at 0430 GMT. For more details on FxWirePro's Currency Strength Index, visit http://www.fxwirepro.com/currencyindex.

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