17, May 2016

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The price index for corporate goods (CGPI) in Japan decreased in the contrary to our expectations. According to the Bank of Japan the index came in at -4.2% compared to -3.8% in the previous month. Experts had expected a growth to -3.7%.

The price is finding the first support at 108.20, the next one is at 107.40. The price is finding the first resistance at 109.00, the next one is at 109.80.

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. The upward movement will be until the price is above the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a positive territory. The price is growing.

Trading recommendations

The potential growth target is the resistance level of 109.80. We do not exclude the falls to 108.20.