27, January 2015

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The December Japan trade balance shall not support bears very much. The Japanese yen devaluation and the seasonal factor indicate the trade deficit reduction. However, the industrial production weakness cannot allow us to rely on the strong export growth. In this regard, the data can be expected at the level of consensus forecast.

There was the resistance level of 118.00 breakthrough which is now followed by the growing prices.

The price is finding the first support at 118.00, the next one is at 117.00. The price is finding the first resistance at 119.20, the next one is at 120.40.

There is a confirmed and a strong buy signal. The price is above the 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 neutral territory. The price is growing.

Trading recommendations

The potential growth target is the resistance level of 119.20. Having tested the first target the price might go downwards to 117.00.