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USD/JPY is modestly bouncing from a daily low at 104.33 maintaining its neutral-to-bullish stance. The pair needs to clear the 104.70 resistance in order to see further gains, Valeria Bednarik, Chief Analyst at FXStreet, reports.

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“Japan published the October Corporate Services PMI, which fell by 0.6% YoY, much worse than the 1.2% advance expected. The US has quite a busy macroeconomic calendar this Wednesday. The country will publish October Durable Goods Orders, seen up by 0.9%, and the second estimate of Q3 Gross Domestic Product, seen steady at 3.7% QoQ. The annualized figure is expected to be upwardly revised to 33.2%. The US will also release employment-related figures, among other data.”

“The 4-hour chart shows that the USD/JPY pair is hovering around its 100 SMA, although still above a firmly bullish 20 SMA. Technical indicators remain directionless within positive levels, while a bearish 200 SMA caps advances now around 104.70.”