21, September 2016

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The yen preserved a neutral tone ahead of the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan

Current situation

The price was able to recover and reversed some of its losses but remained in bearish territory. The USD/JPY was in the consolidation range between 102.00 and 101.40 on Tuesday. The quotes went back and forth within the range during the day. The instrument was struggling with the 50 and 100 EMAs which act as a resistance in the 4 hours chart. The moving averages are neutral. The resistance is at 102.50, the support comes in at 101.40.

 MACD entered the negative area. MACD decreased which confirms the strength of sellers. RSI is within the neutral territory.

Trading recommendations

We preserve a short-term neutral outlook for the pair ahead of the BoJ and Fed meetings. If the price fixates below the support 101.40, it may continue the downward trend in the short term. The potential targets are 101.00 and 100.40. Should the pair recover ground and advance beyond the 102.50 level, the rally can extend in the short term up to 103.50.