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  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Sidelines Preferred
  • Failure To Breach 103.00 Casts Doubt On Gains
  • Awaiting Bearish Patterns To Signal A Reversal

USD/JPY has continued its ascent following a Harami pattern on the daily with the pair testing key resistance near 103.00 in recent trading. The failure to breach the psychologically-significant barrier casts some doubt on further gains. However, an absence of bearish patterns also makes a reversal questionable. This leaves the sidelines preferred until a more constructive setup presents itself.

USD/JPY: Hits Selling Pressure Yet Reversal Signals Lacking

USD/JPY Hits Selling Pressure At 103.00 Yet Reversal Patterns Lacking

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0, Volume Indicator Available Here

The four hour chart reveals a similar narrative as the daily. A Harami pattern has failed to find follow-through which has left a void of reversal patterns. Several Doji formations indicate noteworthy indecision amongst traders near the 103.00 handle.

USD/JPY: Dojis Suggest Bulls Lose Steam Near 103.00 Handle

USD/JPY Hits Selling Pressure At 103.00 Yet Reversal Patterns Lacking

Four Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0,Volume Indicator Available Here

By David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst, DailyFX

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