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Forex pairs in this Article » USD/JPY (Barcelona) - The USD/JPY cross is bouncing modestly from Thursday’s close, but is tumbling off the highs following the release of Japanese inflation data.

USD/JPY traders will digest Japanese data and shift focus to the US

Japanese National CPI figures came out at 1.1% on a Y/Y basis which was above consensus estimates of 0.9% and above last month’s 0.9% reading. The news was met with USD/JPY selling initially but the cross is coming back somewhat.

Later in the session, traders will be monitoring US news including Durable Goods, Wholesale Inventories and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index.

Technical outlook for USD/JPY

Technicians say USD/JPY may be headed at least down to 96.67 with max downside (if the macro bullish posture is to be maintained) of 96.61. The initial resistance level for USD/JPY comes in at 97.55 with 98.47 backing that up.
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