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USD/JPY trades uneventfully in the 104.70 region as the consolidative phase continues. The pair lacks directional strength until a break of either 104.40 or 104.95 is seen, Valeria Bednarik, Chief Analyst at FXStreet, briefs. 

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“US Federal Reserve chief’s Jerome Powell said that rates would remain low as long as inflation does not reach the central bank’s goal. He added that there’s a long way ahead of full employment, another condition to touch rates.”

“The USD/JPY pair is stuck around the 50% retracement of its latest bullish run, maintaining a sour tone. Further declines are expected on a break below 104.40, the weekly low and a Fibonacci support, while bears will have fewer chances on a break above 104.95.”