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   “¢   Optimism over a new round of US-China trade talks helped bulls defend an important moving averages (100 & 200-hour SMA) confluence support on Wednesday.  

   “¢   The mentioned support coincided  with 38.2% Fibo. level of the 110.38-111.65 up-move and thus, assisted the pair to regain positive traction amid improving risk sentiment.

   “¢   However, a short-term descending trend-line was now seen acting as key resistance and thus, limiting any potential break higher, at least for the time being.

   “¢   A convincing break through the said hurdle might turn out to be a key defining level for bullish traders and increasing prospects for an extension of the intraday positive move.  

USD/JPY 1-hourly chart

Spot Rate: 111.42
Daily Low: 111.16
Trend: Bullish above trend-line resistance

Resistance
R1: 111.65 (one-week tops set yesterday)
R2: 111.90 (R2 daily pivot-point)
R3: 112.15 (August monthly swing high)

Support
S1: 111.23 (100/200-period SMA H1)
S2: 111.03 (S1 daily pivot-point)
S3: 110.85 (weekly low set on Monday)
 

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