26, August 2015

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The world leading stock markets downward trend is gaining strength. The capital outflow is also observed from the emerging markets that led to the highly remunerative currencies sales. In this regard, investors are massively closing the carry trade transactions which contribute to strong demand for the Japanese yen as a funding currency. The debt market is also opposed to the US dollar. However the dollar strengthened by the end of the day.

After the support level of 120.40 breakthrough there was another strong support level of 119.20 break. Then the pair rebounded and broke this level upwards.

The price is finding the first support at 119.20, the next one is at 118.40. The price is finding the first resistance at 120.40, the next one is at 121.60.

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 shows a downward movement and the Kijun-sen shows 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 potential decrease targets are two levels of support: 119.20, 118.40.