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23:40:50 14-06-2024

USD/JPY Price Analysis: Climbs steadily above 157.00

  • USD/JPY trades at 157.36, up 0.22%, as BoJ keeps rates unchanged, weakening the JPY.
  • Technical outlook: RSI indicates bullish momentum, with key resistance levels at 158.25 and 158.44.
  • Support levels include the Tenkan-Sen at 156.00, June 12 low at 155.72, and Ichimoku Cloud low at 153.35/40.

The USD/JPY finishes the week on a higher note, registering gains of 0.22% on Friday after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) decided to hold rates unchanged, weakening the Japanese Yen (JPY). The Greenback strengthened due to risk aversion and the Wednesday Fed's hawkish hold. The pair trades at 157.36 at the time of writing.

USD/JPY Price Analysis: Technical outlook

From a technical standpoint, the USD/JPY climbs steadily, with buyers remaining in charge, as depicted by the Relative Strength Index (RSI). Momentum shows that bulls are losing steam, yet the RSI remains bullish.

The USD/JPY climbed past 157.00, and despite breaching 158.00, buyers failed to hold to its gains above the latter, which could have opened the door for further gains. If they would like to extend their profits, they must clear June’s 14 high of 158.25 before challenging the April 26 high of 158.44, ahead of 159.00. A breach of that level would clear the path to test the year-to-date (YTD) high of 160.32.

Conversely, if USD/JPY slides beneath the Tenkan-Sen at 156.00, the next stop would be June 12 low of 155.72. A breach of the latter and the pair could tumble toward the 154.00 figure, before testing the Ichimoku Cloud (Kumo) low of 153.35/40.

USD/JPY Price Action – Daily Chart


Today last price 157.37
Today Daily Change 0.34
Today Daily Change % 0.22
Today daily open 157.03
Daily SMA20 156.6
Daily SMA50 155.45
Daily SMA100 152.57
Daily SMA200 150.02
Previous Daily High 157.31
Previous Daily Low 156.58
Previous Weekly High 157.47
Previous Weekly Low 154.55
Previous Monthly High 157.99
Previous Monthly Low 151.86
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 157.03
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 156.86
Daily Pivot Point S1 156.64
Daily Pivot Point S2 156.25
Daily Pivot Point S3 155.91
Daily Pivot Point R1 157.37
Daily Pivot Point R2 157.7
Daily Pivot Point R3 158.09



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