01, July 2016

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The industrial production fell in Japan in May. According to the Ministry of Economy, slow down of the world economy and problems with the automobile sector severely affected the industrial production, which fell by 2.3% compared with the previous month. Economists had expected the index to remain unchanged.

Current situation

The instrument showed side trades during the day and was able to grow only at the American session. The pair grew by 0.32%. The resistance stands at 103.50, the support is at 102.50.

The growth of MACD slowed down. The indicator remained in the negative area. If the indicator keeps heading north the growth of the pair will be continued. RSI is in the neutral area, the oscillator does not give signals. The USD/JPY is below the Moving Averages (50, 100 and 200) which are moving downwards. The pair tested the 50-day moving yesterday. The 50-day moving is the closest resistance for the instrument. The pair is oversold on the daily chart and is recovering.

Trading recommendations

If the USD/JPY continues growing its next stop could well be at 103.00 – 103.50 region. A break below 102.00 would open the way to 101.40.