USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Weakness Signaled Below 105.00

By DailyFx | August 27, 2014 AAA

DailyFX.com -

To receive Ilya's analysis directly via email, please SIGN UP HERE

Talking Points:

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 103.64, 103.15, 102.75
  • Resistance: 104.14, 104.44, 105.19

The US Dollar appears vulnerable to a reversal downward against the Japanese Yen prices put in a bearish Evening Star candlestick pattern. A daily close below the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 103.64 exposes the 38.2% level at 103.15. Alternatively, a turn above the 23.6% Fib expansion at 104.14 opens the door for a challenge of the August 25 high at 104.44.

Risk/reward considerations argue against entering short with prices in close proximity to support. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bullish reversal signal suggests taking up the long side is premature. We will remain flat for now.

Add these technical levels directly to your charts with our Support/Resistance Wizard app!

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Weakness Signaled Below 105.00

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

comments powered by Disqus
Related Forex Analysis
  1. Weekly Trading Forecast: FX Traders Prepare for Heavy Volatility on FOMC, GDP and ...
    Forex News

    Weekly Trading Forecast: FX Traders Prepare for Heavy Volatility on FOMC, GDP and ...

  2. USD/JPY to Eye Fresh Highs on Less-Dovish FOMC, More BOJ Easing
    Forex News

    USD/JPY to Eye Fresh Highs on Less-Dovish FOMC, More BOJ Easing

  3. Trading Video: EURUSD Traders Buckle Up for FOMC, ECB Stress Tests, Risk Trends
    Forex News

    Trading Video: EURUSD Traders Buckle Up for FOMC, ECB Stress Tests, Risk Trends

  4. USD/JPY anchored on 108 handle
    Forex News

    USD/JPY anchored on 108 handle

  5. USD/JPY Remains Capped by Former Support Ahead of FOMC, BoJ Meeting
    Forex News

    USD/JPY Remains Capped by Former Support Ahead of FOMC, BoJ Meeting

Trading Center