31, July 2015

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The US Federal Reserve meeting results supported the dollar as a result it has strengthened against the yen. There was published the June industrial production data, we expected a weak report which would put pressure on the Japanese yen. However, the data came out better than expected 0.8% against 0.3% earlier it was-2.1%. Traders focused their attention on the second quarter US GDP release. The US initial jobless claims report is also considered by investors. The strong resistance level of 123.50 breakthrough opened the way for another resistance level of 124.30 testing.

The price is finding the first support at 123.50, the next one is at 122.40. The price is finding the first resistance at 124.30, the next one is at 125.50.

The price is above the Cloud and it is above the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen are directed upwards.

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

Trading recommendations

We support the growth plan. The growth targets are 124.30 and 124.70.