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  • USD/JPY hits highest level since Jan. 11, capitalizing on bullish price pattern. 
  • The channel breakout is backed by an above-50 RSI.

USD/JPY jumped to 104.37 early Thursday – the highest level since Jan. 11 – extending Wednesday’s 0.46% rise to 104.09, which confirmed an upside break of a falling channel represented by trendlines connecting Jan. 11 and Jan. 19 highs and Jan. 13 and Jan. 21 lows. 

Wednesday’s breakout and the positive follow-through seen today indicates the recovery rally from the Jan. 6 low of 102.59 has resumed. Coupled with an above-50 or bullish reading on the 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI), that indicates scope for a rally to 104.75-105.00. 

On the downside, 103.58 (Wednesday’s low) is the level to defend for the bulls. 

Daily chart

Trend: Bullish

Technical levels