Forex Analysis: EUR/JPY Continues Recovery Targeting Higher Highs

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EUR/JPY (daily chart) as of April 5, 2013 has tentatively continued its bullish momentum from yesterday’s dramatic upside move of almost 550 points, or around 4 ½ %. That move launched off of key support around the 119.00 price region, which can be viewed as a double-bottoming pullback, as price first tested that 119.00-area low in late February. The 119.00 level is also in the vicinity of a 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the last major bullish run. This pullback and recovery occurs within the context of a steep bullish trend extending as far back as the July 2012 low around the 94.00 level.

As EUR/JPY continues to climb after having broken out above a countertrend descending trend line extending from early February’s 127.70 high, the key upside objectives remain around the 128.00 and 131.00 resistance levels. Major downside support currently resides around the 123.00 level.

James Chen, CMT
Chief Technical Strategist
City Index Group

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James Chen is Chief Technical Strategist for City Index Group. He is also a Chartered Market Technician. He is the author of the books: "Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading" (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) and "Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets" (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). Mr. Chen writes currency analysis, leads forex trading seminars and has appeared in numerous major financial media outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Forbes, Reuters, Dow Jones, and the Associated Press.