Minor downside risks dominated the USD/JPY exchange rate on Monday, as it closed the session with a 60-pip fall.
The lack of bearish stimulus did not allow the Greenback to breach the combined support of the 100– and 200-hour SMAs circa 106.20. Thus, the Asian session started with a solid surge which erased all losses accumulated during the previous day.
The pair is currently trading in a two-week ascending channel. Given that its lower boundary was not reached yesterday, the pair could reverse significantly its current market sentiment and go for a test of this line, the weekly PP and the 100-hour SMA at 106.40 during the first part of the day. The remaining session is likely to be dominated by the US inflation data released at 1230GMT.