- USD/JPY is showing a three-day uptrend, settling around the weekly high.
- The sustained break of the monthly resistance line and the bullish signal from the MACD favor the buyers.
- The bears should wait for the confluence of the ascending triangle for conviction.
The USD/JPY it has recovered about 65 pips from the Asian session low at 134.73, reaching a daily high of 135.36 on the European open. At time of writing, the pair is trading above 135.23, gaining 0.15% daily.
Thus, the yen pair rises for the third day in a row, while justifying the previous day’s upside break of the descending mid-July resistance line, which is now support around 134.00.
It also keeps buyers hopeful as it is the strongest bullish sign since late June.
However, the 50 DMA and a horizontal zone comprising multiple levels marked since July 22, respectively around 135.40 and 135.50-55 look like a tough nut to crack for USD/JPY buyers.
After that, a move north towards June’s monthly high near 137.00 is imminent.
If USD/JPY prices hold firm beyond 137.00, the yearly high noted in July around 139.40 will be in the spotlight.
On the other hand, retracement moves remain unimpressive until the resistance-turned-support line at 134.00 is breached.
Even so, the convergence of the rising trend line from two weeks ago and the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the May-July high, close to 132.90-85 becomes crucial support to watchas its breakout will confirm the bearish ascending triangle chart pattern.
USD/JPY: Daily Chart
Trend: Expected to continue rising
|Last Price Today||135.28|
|Today’s Daily Change||0.25|
|Today’s Daily Change %||0.19|
|Today’s Daily Opening||135.03|
|20 Daily SMA||134.49|
|50 Daily SMA||135.4|
|100 Daily SMA||131.69|
|200 Daily SMA||123.57|
|Previous Daily High||135.5|
|Previous Daily Minimum||133.91|
|Previous Maximum Weekly||135.58|
|Previous Weekly Minimum||131.73|
|Monthly Prior Maximum||139.39|
|Previous Monthly Minimum||132.5|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||134.89|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||134.52|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||134.12|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||133.22|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||132.53|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||135.72|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||136.4|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||137.31|
Source: Fx Street
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