• On Friday, the USD/JPY climbs 0.11%, and in the week, 2.80%.
  • Risk-aversion initially weighed on the USD, but late in the North American session, higher US Treasury yields lifted the USD/JPY.
  • USD/JPY Price Analysis: The USD/JPY might retrace as intervention looms, towards 131.00s.

The USD/JPY is registering gains close to 2.80% during the week, and on Friday is edging up after reaching a daily low at 133.36, following the statement’s release by Japanese authorities, which acknowledged the yen weakness. The pair fell, though late as the New York session wanes, recovered, and the USD/JPY is trading at 134.43, up 0.11%.

Wall Street finished the last trading day of the week with losses between 2.53% and 3.56%, portraying the dismal market mood. Meanwhile, US Treasuries rose, with the 10-year benchmark note up at 3.163%, gaining 11 basis points. The greenback followed suit, with the US Dollar Index rallying towards 104.185, up by 0.85%.

USD/JPY Price Analysis: Technical outlook

The major’s daily chart illustrates that the uptrend remains intact, though the rally appears overextended. The top Bollinger band, at 134.62, would be a challenging resistance level to overcome. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) making lower higher-highs, contrary to the USD/JPY’s price action, might create a negative divergence. That said, the USD/JPY might pull back towards the 131.00 area as JPY’s weakness begins to gather Japanese authorities’ attention near the 135.00 mark.

Therefore, the USD/JPY’s first support would be June’s 9 daily low at 133.18. A breach of the latter would expose June’s 8 low at 132.54. Once cleared, the USD/JPY’s next demand zone would be May 9 high-turned-support at 131.34.

Key Technical Levels


Today last price 134.42
Today Daily Change 0.08
Today Daily Change % 0.06
Today daily open 134.34
Daily SMA20 129.41
Daily SMA50 128.24
Daily SMA100 122.48
Daily SMA200 117.84
Previous Daily High 134.56
Previous Daily Low 133.19
Previous Weekly High 130.98
Previous Weekly Low 126.95
Previous Monthly High 131.35
Previous Monthly Low 126.36
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 134.03
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 133.71
Daily Pivot Point S1 133.5
Daily Pivot Point S2 132.66
Daily Pivot Point S3 132.13
Daily Pivot Point R1 134.87
Daily Pivot Point R2 135.4
Daily Pivot Point R3 136.24



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