USD/JPY has room to extend its gains to new 2021 highs

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USD/JPY trades just shy of the 107.00 level as the dollar’s bullish potential is intact, Valeria Bednarik, Chief Analyst at FXStreet, reports.

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“US Treasury yields remain stable, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year note around 1.43%. Investors paused ahead of definitions on the upcoming US stimulus package and first-tier event scheduled later this week.”

“Japan published the January Unemployment rate, which remained at 2.9% against expectations of an uptick to 3%. The February Monetary Base was up 19.6%, missing the 20.1% forecast.”

“Another leg higher seems likely on a clear break above 106.95, the immediate resistance level.”

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