The Friday's trading session for the USD/JPY currency pair started rather calmly, as it remained in the 113.50/20 range. However, bears started to pressure the pair even before US CPI and Retail Sales at 1230GMT in anticipation of weak data. These disappointing expectations realised, setting the US Dollar for a 55-pip fall in one minute. The American currency did manage to recover some losses; however, failed to overcome the 112.70 mark. It is expected that bulls may succeed at pushing the rate slightly higher in this session. Taking into account that it has formed a channel down, gains may be capped near the 112.70/80 mark or, if this level is surpassed, then at the 55-hour SMA circa 113.10. In general, the market is likely to be rather calm today, thus resulting in a lack of volatility for the pair.
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