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

USD/JPY

Overview
Today last price 108.77
Today Daily Change 0.16
Today Daily Change % 0.15
Today daily open 108.61
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 108.43
Daily SMA50 107.74
Daily SMA100 107.58
Daily SMA200 109.04
 
Levels
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

 

 

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers.

Feed news

Latest Forex News


Latest Forex News

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD falls amid Sino-American tensions ahead of Non-Farm Payrolls

EUR/USD is trading around 1.1850, down amid a risk-off mood stemming from President Trump's move against China's TikTok and WeChat. Tension is mounting ahead of the highly uncertain Non-Farm Payrolls.

EUR/USD News

Gold consolidates near record highs, flat-lined around $2060 area ahead of NFP

Concerns about escalating US-China tensions pushed gold to fresh record highs on Friday. A goodish pickup in the USD prompted some profit-taking amid overbought conditions. 

Gold News

GBP/USD retreats amid doubts about the furlough scheme, dollar strength

GBP/USD is struggling around 1.31 as UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the furlough scheme that is underpinning the economy cannot last forever. The dollar is gaining ground amid geopolitical tensions ahead of the Non-Farm Payrolls.

GBP/USD News

Forex Today: Dollar ticks up after Trump's TikTok move, all eyes on Non-Farm Payrolls

Trump's executive order against TikTok and WeChat has dampened the market mood and strengthened the dollar. Fiscal stimulus have made limited progress and investors are now focused on July NFP, which carries high uncertainty amid the resurgence of coronavirus. 

Read more

WTI drops 1% to $41.50 ahead of US NFP, rigs data

WTI (futures on Nymex) is on a steady decline so far this Friday, undermined by reduced demand for higher-yielding assets amid the renewed US-China tensions induced risk-aversion.

Oil News

Forex MAJORS

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures