Daily Pivots: (S1) 108.22; (P) 108.60; (R1) 108.86; More…

At this point, intraday bias in USD/JPY remains mildly on the downside for 107.53 support. Rebound from 106.78 could have completed at 108.99, after rejection by 55 day EMA. Break of 107.53 will likely send USD/JPY through 106.78 to resume the decline from 112.40. For now, near term outlook will remain bearish as long as 108.99 resistance holds.

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In the bigger picture, decline from 118.65 (Dec 2016) is still in progress, with the pair staying inside long term falling channel. Break of 104.62 will target 100% projection of 118.65 to 104.62 from 114.54 at 100.51. For now, we’d expect strong support above 98.97 (2016 low) to contain downside to bring rebound. In any case, break of 112.40 is needed to the first serious sign of medium term bullishness. Otherwise, further decline will remain in favor in case of rebound.

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