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USD/JPY nears its mid-March high at 109.36 which is key to see an extension of the uptrend towards the February 2020 high of 112.40, Axel Rudolph, Senior FICC Technical Analyst at Commerzbank, briefs.  

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“USD/JPY is holding over the recent minor lows at 108.41/34 and nears the mid-March high at 109.36. Together with the 55-month ma at 109.26 and the 2015-2021 downtrend line at 109.07 as well as TD resistance at 109.47 it offer strong resistance.”

“If exceeded on a weekly chart closing basis, the April 2019 and February 2020 high at 112.23/40 would be back in play.”

“Key support remains the uptrend at 106.34.”