08, March 2016

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The pair remained in the range despite the increased volatility in the market amid the controversial US labor market report. BOJ’s governor said that the strong yen was not the main reason for the core inflation weakness. The governor added that the negative interest rates were not planned to influence the currency market.

The first support resides at 113.00, the next is at 112.20. The first resistance stands at 113.80, the next one is at 114.60.

There is a confirmed and a strong buy signal. The price is above the Ichimoku Cloud and it is above the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen show a horizontal movement forming a “Dead Cross”. The upward movement will be until the price is above the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a neutral territory. The price is consolidating.

Trading recommendations

The upward bounce potential target is 113.80. If the price falls it will get to 113.00.