USDJPY is approaching some stiff resistance – Forex technical analysis

The upside in USDJPY has been a big discussion in our trading room today and there’s a lot to be considered on the upside.

USDJPY daily chart

USDJPY daily chart

From the mid-111’s to the 113’s it’s busy with levels. The 55 MMA also sits at 111.30 currently, and Kman notes the bottom of the weekly cloud at 111.90. There’s lots to chop though but this pair has history in chopping slowly though the tech. The 55 WMA was helping add to the resistance picture at 110.50 and now we’re above, it’s going to be a consideration if we come back down. That support is likely to continue into 110.40, the area that held so well yesterday on the way up.

This pair still feels like a bit of a bystander to everthing else going on, as it’s been holding tight trading ranges while other majors and crosses are running around like headless chickens. Slow and steady makes for good trading opportunities as the lower volatility means there’s lower risks when trading it.

I’m still long from the 110 break and remain a dip buyer. As per our daily trading ideas post (GWTF) earlier, I’ll look to take some further profit if we see a move into 111, and I’ll probably have a separate big fig scalp, depending on the conditions. I’ll also look to add to the long on a break.

Looking at the bigger picture. The big old 114/115 resistance area is still the main place to watch and one where I would consider turning back to a seller. That’s one for the back burner and we’ll judge the reasons why it goes there, if indeed it does.

If you’re watching any levels here or above, feel free to throw them into the mix in the comments below.

Ryan Littlestone

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