USD/JPY – 108.45

USD/JPY – Wave V of larger degree circle V has possibly ended at 75.31 and major correction has commenced and already met indicated target at 125.00.

Although last week’s breach of support at 108.13 (this year’s low) confirms early decline from 118.66 top has resumed, lack of follow through selling on break of said support and current rebound from 107.32 suggest consolidation above this level would be seen and recovery to 109.00, then 109.40 cannot be ruled out, however, reckon upside would be limited to 110.00 and renewed selling interest should emerge below resistance at 110.67, bring another selloff later this month.

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Our preferred count is that, triangle wave IV (with circle) ended at 101.45 and the circle wave V brought dollar down to the record low of 75.31 in 2011 and the subsequent rebound signal major correction has commenced with A leg ended at 84.19, followed by wave B at 77.14 and impulsive wave C is now unfolding (indicated upside target at 125.00 had been met) for gain towards 127.00 level. In the event dollar drops below support at 99.01, this would confirm medium term decline from 125.86 top (2015 high) has resumed for subsequent weakness to 98.00 and possibly 97.00.

Under this count, this wave C is unfolding as impulsive waves with (1) (2), 1 2 ended at 80.67, 79.07, 82.84 and 81.69 respectively, hence the extended wave 3 has ended at 103.74 and wave 4 correction of recent upmove should bring weakness to 92.57, then towards 90.88 but psychological support at 90.00 should limit downside and bring another rally later in wave 5, indicated target at 125.00 had been met and gain to 127.00 cannot be ruled out but reckon price would falter below 130.00.

On the downside, whilst pullback to 107.90.00 cannot be ruled out, reckon downside would be limited to said support at 107.32 and bring another rebound later. A break below said support at 107.32 would signal the aforesaid decline from 118.66 top is still in progress and may extend weakness to 107.00, having said that, reckon 106.50-55 (61.8% Fibonacci retracement of 99.01-118.66) would limit downside and price should stay above 105.00 psychological level. 

Recommendation: Stand aside for this week.

On the monthly chart, we have changed our preferred count that an impulsive wave is unfolding with major wave III with circle ended at 79.75, then followed by wave IV with circle and is labeled as a triangle with A: 147.64 (11 August, 1998), B: 101.25, C: 135.20, D: 101.67 and E leg ended at 124.14 to end the wave IV with circle. Hence, wave V with circle commenced from there and hit a record low of 75.31, however, the subsequent strong rebound signals this circle wave V has possibly ended there, hence gain to (indicated upside target at 122.00 and 125.00 had been met), the retreat from 125.86 suggests wave A of major correction has ended there and wave B correction back to 99.00, then 95.00 would be seen, however, reckon downside would be limited to 90.00, bring another rebound in wave C next year.


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