USD/JPY technical analysis: Extending gains, trapped in a rising wedge

  • USD/JPY is flashing green for the third straight day, courtesy of risk-on in the equities. 
  • The bulls are not out of the woods yet with the pair trapped in a rising wedge. 

USD/JPY continues to gain altitude amid the US-China trade optimism and the uptick in the equities

The pair is currently trading at session highs above 108.77, representing a 0.17% gain on the day. Notably, the pair is flashing green for the third straight day. While the recovery from Friday's low of 107.89 is encouraging, the bulls are not out of the woods yet, as the pair is trapped in a rising wedge, a bearish reversal pattern. 

A close below the lower edge of the rising wedge, currently at 108.16, would confirm trend reversal and open the doors for 106.48 (Oct. 3 low). The outlook would turn bullish once the pair finds acceptance above 109.00. 

At press time, a rising wedge breakdown looks unlikely as the S&P 500 futures are reporting 0.18% gains, meaning the US stocks are likely to remain bid during the day, keeping the Yen and other anti-risk assets on the defensive. 

Daily chart

Trend: Neutral

Technical Levels


Today last price 108.77
Today Daily Change 0.16
Today Daily Change % 0.15
Today daily open 108.61
Daily SMA20 108.43
Daily SMA50 107.74
Daily SMA100 107.58
Daily SMA200 109.04
Previous Daily High 108.66
Previous Daily Low 108.1
Previous Weekly High 109.29
Previous Weekly Low 107.89
Previous Monthly High 109.29
Previous Monthly Low 106.48
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 108.44
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 108.32
Daily Pivot Point S1 108.26
Daily Pivot Point S2 107.91
Daily Pivot Point S3 107.71
Daily Pivot Point R1 108.81
Daily Pivot Point R2 109.01
Daily Pivot Point R3 109.36



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