USD/JPY Forecast: Watch out for failure at/break above Inverse Head & Shoulders neckline

4-hour chart - Inverse head and shoulders

Daily chart


109.07 (inverse head and shoulders neckline)

109.34 (10-DMA + 4-hr 50-MA)

110.10 (Mar 27 low)


108.74 (200-DMA)

108.32 (support on the 4-hour chart)

107.95 (falling channel floor)

107.49 (July 21 high)

Pair’s higher low formation (Monday - 108.13, Tuesday - 108.32, Wednesday - 108.37) coupled with an oversold RSI suggests the sell-off from the March 31 high of 112.20 may have run out of steam.

However, only a break above the inverse head and shoulders neckline (on 4-hour chart) would add credence to the higher low formation and breach of the falling trend line on the daily RSI and open doors for a rally to the resistance offered by the descending trend line (seen on the daily chart) around 109.75-110.00 levels.

Watch out: Repeated failure at the inverse head and shoulders neckline followed by a bearish breakdown of the falling channel would signal the continuation of the sell-off, in which case a major support at 107.49 (July 21 high) could be put to test. 

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