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USD/JPY extends slide to 138.00 as dollar remains weak

USD/JPY extends slide to 138.00 as dollar remains weak
  • USD/JPY continues to slide on lower Treasury yields.
  • Fed minutes suggest more moderate hikes, putting downward pressure on the dollar.
  • Yen among the best performing coins.

The USD/JPY is falling for the third day in a row and aims to pass the October low. The pair reached as low as 138.00 in a week and then bounced slightly, paring losses, but remains under pressure in a context of general weakness for the dollar.

Should it hold below 138.50, the negative tone will remain intact, favoring a test of the October floor around 137.55/60. In the opposite direction, above 138.50 the next resistance is at 140.80, which if overcome will relieve the bearish pressure.

The dollar It loses ground across the market on Thursday, continuing the weakness that deepened after the release of the Federal Reserve minutes. The US central bank gave signs of a moderation in the rate of increases, which generated a rise in Treasury bonds and put downward pressure on the dollar.

The and in It was one of the most favored currencies after the minutes and rises on all fronts on Thursday. Not even the rise in the equity markets in Europe and Wall Street futures are gaining strength from the yen.

In the next few hours the volume of operations could be reduced since it will be a holiday in the US for Thanksgiving. On Friday there will be a limited day. In Japan, the Tokyo price index will be released on Friday.

technical levels


Last Price Today 138.22
Today’s Daily Change -1.27
Today’s Daily Change % -0.91
Today’s Daily Open 139.49
20 Daily SMA 143.68
SMA of 50 Daily 144.94
SMA of 100 Daily 141.12
SMA of 200 Daily 133.72
Previous Daily High 141.61
Minimum Previous Daily 139.17
Previous Weekly High 140.8
Previous Weekly Minimum 137.67
Maximum Prior Monthly 151.94
Minimum Prior Monthly 143.53
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 140.1
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 140.68
Daily Pivot Point S1 138.57
Daily Pivot Point S2 137.64
Daily Pivot Point S3 136.12
Daily Pivot Point R1 141.01
Daily Pivot Point R2 142.54
Daily Pivot Point R3 143.46

Source: Fx Street



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