USD/JPY Technical Analysis Update – Christmas 2012 Edition


Dollar yen has seen a continuation of the strong upside trend, today breaking above the recent consolidation phase highs, after a choppy period of trading around the 84.17 15/3/12 swing extremity.

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This culminated in an inside day breakout today during thin holiday period trading conditions.

A minor support zone had formed around 83.84 after price could not break through this area on two recent downside attempts.

Price is now close to the 85.00 psychological round number area, with the 85.51, April 2011 swing high just above.  A move above this area would see the dollar/yen trading at a levee; not seen since around September 2010.

Any corrective move lower brings the following potential support areas into focus as per the attached chart: recent 84.17 area resistance highs, 82.83 area previous box resistance range highs.

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  1. Stock_Rocket on

    I’ve been watching Forex Kong make a killing short the yen for the past few weeks – and as it stands, looking to stay long USD/JPY.