USDJPY: Bearish breakout


Continued weakness.

  • EUR/USD keeps on weakening. The pair is now retracing after reaching resistance given at 1.2092 (08/09/2017 high). The road is wide-open for further decline towards support at 1.1812 (25/12/2017 low). Stronger support is given a distance at 1.1718 (12/12/2017 low).

  • In the longer term, the momentum is now turning largely positive. We favour a continued bullish bias. Key resistance is holding at 1.2252 (25/12/2014 high) while strong support lies at 1.0341 (03/01/2017 low).

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Riding lower within uptrend channel.

  • GBP/USD's selling pressures are increasing. However, the pair still lies in an uptrend channel. The technical structure indicates further shortterm potential downside. Hourly support is given at a distance at 1.3304 (12/12/2017 low) while hourly resistance can be found at 1.3657 (20/09/2017 high).

  • The long-term technical pattern is reversing. The Brexit vote had paved the way for further decline. Long-term support can be found at 1.1841 (07/10/2017 low). Long-term resistance given around 1.35 is at stake and indicates a long-term reversal in the negative trend. Yet, it is very unlikely at the moment.




Bearish breakout.

  • USD/JPY's selling demand is pushing lower and the pair has broken hourly support given at 111.99 (15/12/2017 low). Hourly resistance can be found at 113.75 (12/12/2017 high). The technical structure suggests further short-term downside moves.

  • We favor a long-term bearish bias. Support is now given at 99.02 (10/08/2013 low). A gradual rise towards the major resistance at 125.86 (05/06/2015 high) seems unlikely. Expected to decline further support at 93.79 (13/06/2013 low).


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