Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 08:51 GMT

USD/JPY Weekly Outlook

USD/JPY’s up trend extended to as high as 151.93 last week but retreated sharply, on Japan’s intervention. Considering bearish divergence condition in 4 hour MACD, a short term top should be formed. Initial bias is mildly on the downside this week for deeper decline. But downside should be contained by 38.2% retracement of 130.38 to 151.93 at 143.69 to bring rebound. For now, outlook will stay neutral for more consolidation as long as 151.39 resistance holds, even in case of recovery.

In the bigger picture, up trend from 101.18 is still in progress, as part of the whole up trend from 75.56 (2011 low). 147.68 (1998 high) was already met and there is no clearly sign of topping yet. In any case, break of 140.33 support is needed to be the first sign of medium term topping. Otherwise, further rise is in favor to next target at 160.16 (1990 high).

In the long term picture, rise from 101.18 is seen as part of the up trend from 75.56 (2011 low). Sustained break of 100% projection of 75.56 (2011 low) to 125.85 (2015 high) from 98.97 at 149.26, will pave the way to 138.2% projection at 168.47. This will remain the favored case as long as 130.38 support holds.

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