17, December 2014

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

Yesterday the US and the Japan bond yields grew on the bond market which is a bullish signal. The US macroeconomic statistics pleased traders with the positive data about the number of foundation installations amid the increasing consumer confidence in recent months that will also support demand for the US dollar.

There was a rebound from the resistance level of 119.20 on the increasing prices. The nearest rebound target is at the mark of 117.00 that has been already tested. The support level of 115.80 testing was followed by the price return above the level of 117.00.

The price is finding the first support at 117.00, the next one is at 115.80. The price is finding the first resistance at 118.00, the next one is at 119.20.

There is a confirmed and a strong sell signal. The price is under the Cloud and it is under the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen show a horizontal movement. The downward movement will be until the price is under the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a negative territory. The price is correcting.

Trading recommendations

The price is likely to go downward to the levels of 115.80, 114.60.