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   “¢   The pair lacked any firm directional bias and seesawed between tepid gains/minor losses on the first trading day of a new week.  

   “¢   Intraday uptick remained capped at 50-hour SMA and technical indicators on the 1-hourly chart have also started drifting into negative territory.

   “¢   Hence, the pair seems more likely to head back towards retesting 100-day EMA, which has been acting as a key support over the past one week or so.

   “¢   A convincing break below the mentioned support would pave the way for an extension of the pair’s near-term downward trajectory.

   “¢   Alternatively, a sustained move beyond 50-hour SMA might trigger a short-covering bounce back towards testing 50-day SMA immediate hurdle.

USD/JPY 1-hourly chart

Spot Rate:  
Daily High: 110.68
Daily Low: 110.41
Trend: Sideways

R1: 110.68 (current day swing high)
R2: 111.00 (50-day SMA)
R3: 111.39 (R2 daily pivot-point)

S1: 110.34 (100-day EMA)
S2: 110.00 (psychological round figure mark)
S3: 109.86 (S2 daily pivot-point)