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USD/JPY is comfortably trading above 106.00 and in the view of FXStreet’s Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik the pair is ready to challenge the February high of 106.22.

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“Jerome Powell, the head of the US Central Bank has made it clear that there’s a long way ahead of an economic comeback, adding that the ultra-loose monetary policy will remain in place for as long as required.”

“The US will release today January Durable Goods Orders, foreseen at 1.1% from 0.5% in the previous month. The calendar will include Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended February 19, foreseen at 838K, and January Pending Home Sales.”

“USD/JPY has been meeting buyers on retracements towards the 105.80 level, the immediate support. As long as the pair holds above it, the risk will remain skewed to the upside.”

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