USD/JPY Price Analysis: Recovers from 61.8% Fibonacci retracement amid risk on mood

  • USD/JPY picks up bids following its latest U-turn from 105.29.
  • A monthly resistance line, previous support, joined bearish MACD to question the bulls.
  • 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of July-August upside restricts immediate declines.

USD/JPY rises to 105.61, up 0.25% on a day, during the pre-European session trading on Monday. The yen pair recently picked bids as market sentiment turned positive amid coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine hopes. Also, receding uncertainty surrounding Japan’s leadership after PM Shinzo Abe further propels the risk-on mood.

While portraying the same, the S&P 500 Futures refresh record high above 3,500 whereas stocks in Asia-Pacific are led by over 1.9% gains of Japan’s Nikkei 225.

As a result, the quote extends its Friday’s bounce off the key Fibonacci retracement support to challenge the previous support line, at 105.67 now.

However, bearish MACD and multiple failures to cross the same support-turned-into-resistance question the optimists.

Even if the pair manages to cross 105.67 resistance, a confluence of 100 and 200-bar SMA level near 106.10 acts as the key upside filter.

Alternatively, a downside break of 105.27, comprising 61.8% Fibonacci retracement, needs validation from the monthly low of 105.10 to target 104.80 and late-July low near 104.20.

USD/JPY four-hour chart

Trend: Pullback expected

Additional important levels

Today last price 105.58
Today Daily Change 0.21
Today Daily Change % 0.20%
Today daily open 105.37
Daily SMA20 106.05
Daily SMA50 106.52
Daily SMA100 106.99
Daily SMA200 107.99
Previous Daily High 106.95
Previous Daily Low 105.2
Previous Weekly High 106.95
Previous Weekly Low 105.2
Previous Monthly High 108.16
Previous Monthly Low 104.19
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 105.87
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 106.28
Daily Pivot Point S1 104.73
Daily Pivot Point S2 104.1
Daily Pivot Point S3 102.99
Daily Pivot Point R1 106.48
Daily Pivot Point R2 107.58
Daily Pivot Point R3 108.22



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