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   “¢   The pair has been trending higher alongside an ascending trend-line over the past two-week or so and is currently placed within striking distance of two-month tops set on Friday.

   “¢   The fact that the pair has managed to hold comfortably above important moving averages – 50, 100 &200-period SMAs on the 1-hourly chart support prospects for additional gains.

   “¢   However, technical indicators on the mentioned chart are yet to pick up positive momentum and seemed to be the only factor keeping a lid on any runaway rally for the major.

   “¢   Traders seemed to await the BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s scheduled speech on Tuesday, which along with Wednesday’s FOMC decision will provide a fresh directional impetus.

USD/JPY 1-hourly chart

Spot Rate: 112.61
Daily High: 112.71
Daily Low: 112.40
Trend: Bullish

R1: 112.87 (Friday’s 2-month tops)
R2: 113.10 (R2 daily pivot-point)
R3: 113.39 (YTD high set on Jan. 8)

S1: 112.40 (100-period SMA H1)
S2: 112.17 (S2 daily pivot-point)
S3: 112.00 (round figure mark)