The USD/JPY pair turned bearish

17 February, 2017

According to the Japanese PM Taro Aso, the current yen rate is not low at all. Meanwhile, investors preferred to take profit amid the dollar retracement.

Current situation

The USD/JPY pair turned bearish on Wednesday. The price got under intense selling pressure and sharply dropped. Traders broke the level 114.00 at the daily open and drove the price lower in the night session. European traders continued pushing the price lower and reached the 113.50 mark in the mid-European session. The pair broke the 200-EMA downwards in the 4 hours chart. The spot stayed between the 50 and the 100-EMAs during the day. The 50-EMA was bullish while the 100 and the 200-EMAs headed south in the same chart. The resistance is highlighted at 114.00, the support comes in at 113.00.

MACD decreased which indicates the buyers’ positions weakening. RSI left the oversold readings and entered the neutral territory.

Trading recommendations

All eyes are now at the 113.50 mark. If the price fixates below the handle, the USD/JPY major may fall further sending this market looking for the 113.00 level. Inability to move the price lower shall return buyers in a driver’s seat.


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