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  • EUR/JPY bulls rally to projected highs and forms a daily bearish W-formation. 
  • The price has since moved back to test a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at prior resistance.

EUR/JPY was one of the watchlists picks for the week in a technical analysis and price projection illustrated in the following article:

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Subsequent to the original analysis, the test of the 128 figure and projected price action to the target was documented as follows:

EUR/JPY Price Analysis: Bulls step-up to the plate, breaking the 128 hurdle

Prior analysis

4-hour chart

The above chart illustrates attempt 1 (1R loss) and attempts 2, which has now moved above the prior closing highs for a breakeven worst-case scenario by moving the stop loss to the entry point.

At this juncture, the upside is limited to the target and the downside is limited to 1R loss on a compounded position.  

One would caution about moving the stop loss any higher considering that the W-formation is a bearish chart pattern and a correction to at least the neckline to test old resistance would now be expected. 

Live market, 4-hour chart

As seen, the price extended to the target and now consolidates.

However, it has since moved back to test a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at prior resistance and remains in a bullish environment which gives rise to the prospects of an upside continuation:

However, the daily chart’s bearish M-formation is problematic and hamstrings the prospects of an immediate continuation. 

Daily W-formation

While a continuation is without a doubt possible, a downside correction from a daily perspective is more convincing at this juncture in order to fully test the daily resistance between a 50% mean reversion and the 38.2% Fibo.

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