• USD/JPY pares the biggest daily loss in two weeks inside a bullish chart pattern.
  • Firmer RSI adds strength to the bullish bias, 100-SMA offers additional hurdle.
  • Convergence of 200-HMA, fortnight-old ascending trend line appears key support.

USD/JPY picks up bids to refresh intraday high near 136.80 during Friday’s Asian session. In doing so, the yen pair advances inside a three-day-old bullish pennant.

The upside momentum also takes clues from the firmer RSI (14), not overbought.

However, a convergence of the stated pennant and the 100-HMA, near 137.00, appears a tough nut to crack for the USD/JPY buyers.

Following that, a rally towards refreshing the multi-year high marked in July at around 139.40 could be witnessed. It’s worth noting that the monthly high near 137.70 could act as a buffer during the run-up.

Meanwhile, a downside break of the pennant’s support line, at 136.50 by the press time, isn’t an open invitation to the USD/JPY bears.

The reason could be linked to the existence of the 200-HMA and an upward sloping support line from August 11, close to the 136.00 round figure.

In a case where the USD/JPY bears keep reins past 136.00, the early-month high near 135.60 could become an intermediate halt before directing the anticipated fall towards the monthly low near 130.40.

USD/JPY: Hourly chart

Trend: Further upside expected

Additional impotant levels

Overview
Today last price 136.76
Today Daily Change 0.27
Today Daily Change % 0.20%
Today daily open 136.49
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 134.64
Daily SMA50 135.72
Daily SMA100 132.51
Daily SMA200 124.25
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 137.2
Previous Daily Low 136.32
Previous Weekly High 137.23
Previous Weekly Low 132.56
Previous Monthly High 139.39
Previous Monthly Low 132.5
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 136.66
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 136.86
Daily Pivot Point S1 136.14
Daily Pivot Point S2 135.79
Daily Pivot Point S3 135.26
Daily Pivot Point R1 137.02
Daily Pivot Point R2 137.55
Daily Pivot Point R3 137.9

 

 

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