USD/JPY down move losses traction – UOB

FX Strategists at UOB Group suggested that the pair's downside momentum could be running out of steam.

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“Expectation for USD to move above the major 109.30 resistance was wrong as we witnessed a swift pull-back from a high of 109.21. The down-move is lacking in momentum and is viewed as part of a broader consolidation range and not the start of a sustained down-move. In other words, expect range trading at these lower levels, likely between 108.30 and 109.10”.

“While the bearish phase that started last Wednesday (12/4, spot at 109.65) is still intact, downward momentum is waning rapidly and those who are short should look to book some profit on any dip to 108.10/15 (ahead of the major 108.00 support)”.

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