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   “¢   The pair continued with its good two-way price action within a narrow trading range and has been struggling to build on the momentum beyond the 112.00 handle/100-hour SMA.

   “¢   Meanwhile, the recent pullback from YTD tops has been along a short-term descending trend-channel, which constitutes towards the formation of a bullish continuation flag chart pattern.

   “¢   Technical indicators on hourly charts have been losing momentum but maintained their bullish bias on the daily chart, suggesting some dip-buying interest to emerge at lower levels.

   “¢   Hence, any meaningful slide towards the trend-channel support, currently near the 111.60 region, might still be looked upon as an opportunity to initiate some fresh bullish positions.

USD/JPY 1-hourly chart