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USD/JPY is trading near weekly lows without directional momentum amid the persistent dollar’s weakness. According to FXStreet’s Chief Analyst, the risk is skewed to the downside.

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“The American currency suffers from coronavirus-related jitters, as more US states impose restrictive measures to curb the spread of the virus.”

“Japan published the October National inflation,  which came in worse than anticipated at -0.4% YoY. The core CPI matched expectations printing -0.7% YoY. The country also released the November preliminary Jibun Bank Manufacturing PMI that contracted to 48.3 from 48.7.”

“The 4-hour chart shows that the pair continues trading below a firmly bearish 20 SMA, which extended its decline below the larger ones. The immediate support level is 103.50, with a break below it exposing the monthly low at 103.17.”


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