EUR/JPY Price Analysis: Euro and Yen are trading around five-week highs, targeting 140.00

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  • EUR/JPY posted a new weekly high each day of the week.
  • The shared currency strengthened once it broke above the 39.00 level following the EU inflation data.
  • The negative divergence of the EUR/JPY and the RSI on the 4 hours chart suggests that the pair could pull back before testing 140.00.

The EUR/JPY extends its weekly gains for the fourth consecutive day, rising almost 0.50% during the day, as the American session is about to end. At the time of writing, the EUR/JPY is at 139.60, refreshing five-week highs, for the fourth day in a row.

EUR/JPY Price Analysis: Technical Outlook

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After consolidating around the 138.20-139.20 area, the currency cross resumed its uptrend. Data from the euro zone, showing inflation around 9.1% yoy, caused the pair to jump, breaking above the 139.00 figure and reaching a new weekly high of 139.68.

Therefore, the path of least resistance for EUR/JPY is to the upside. Therefore, the first resistance of the EUR/JPY is at 140.00. A decisive break would pave the way for the 21st July cycle high at 142.32.

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The EUR/JPY 4-hour chart shows the pair breaking above the July 27 high at 139.50, reinforcing the possibility of a test of 140.00. However, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is showing signs of exhaustion as EUR/JPY hits a new higher high while the RSI peak is below previous momentum higher. Therefore, a negative divergence could be forming, which means that the EUR/JPY could drop soon before resuming the uptrend.

The first resistance of the EUR/JPY would be the high of 140.07 of July 25. Once broken, the next resistance would be the daily high of 22 July at 141.09, followed by the yearly high at 142.35.

Technical levels

EUR/JPY

Panorama
Last Price Today 139.67
Today’s Daily Change 0.67
Today’s Daily Change % 0.48
Today’s Daily Opening 139
Trends
20 Daily SMA 137.04
50 Daily SMA 138.66
100 Daily SMA 138.33
200 Daily SMA 134.36
levels
Previous Daily High 139.22
Previous Daily Minimum 138.26
Previous Maximum Weekly 137.97
Previous Weekly Minimum 135.52
Monthly Prior Maximum 142.43
Previous Monthly Minimum 135.55
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 138.85
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 138.63
Daily Pivot Point S1 138.43
Daily Pivot Point S2 137.87
Daily Pivot Point S3 137.48
Daily Pivot Point R1 139.39
Daily Pivot Point R2 139.78
Daily Pivot Point R3 140.35

Source: Fx Street

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