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Forex pairs in this Article » USD/JPY (Córdoba) - The US dollar reached a fresh 7-month high against the yen despite the risk-off mood as expectations the Japanese main opposition party (LDP) will win the Dec 16 election, and support further BoJ easing, continue to weigh on the JPY.

USDJPY broke above the 81.60 zone during the NY session and stretched to a peak of 81.75 before settling in a slim range just below. At time of writing, USDJPY is trading at the 81.65 zone, where it posts a 0.3% gain on the day.

According to Richard Lee, analyst at, prospects are bullish for a continuation and the notion has been reinforced by the recent break of resistance at 81.50. "The recent surge has also gained above the longer term 94.97-84.17 descending trendline, prompting a likely test of 84.00 in the medium term", said the analyst.
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