The Nikkei Peeking Out Of The Bearish Channel - Forex News by FX Leaders

The Nikkei Peeking Out Of The Bearish Channel

Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Global stocks have been under pressure over the past few days due to increased demand for safe haven assets. In particular, the Japanese stock market index Nikkei kept on consolidating in the brief trading range of $18200 – $18500 over four consecutive trading days. However, it has finally decided to break out of the range to place another high. This is something we predicted in our previous report

The bullish moves came in response to the latest updates from Japan. Their exports surged at an annualized rate of 12% for the month March. The figure has been rising for four consecutive months, which is a very good sign for their economic growth. Besides this, Japanese imports have gone up 15.8% in March.

Nikkei - 4 Hours ChartNikkei – 4 Hours Chart

Technical Outlook

In the 4-hour chart above, the Nikkei has finally broken out of the many week's bearish channel at $18450 and it's very likely to target $18700 next week. Additionally, the Nikkei has crossed above the 50 periods EMA which is another bullish signal for buyers. Lastly, the 12 periods RSI is also holding in the buying zone, strengthening the bullish sentiment.

Forex Trading Signal

At the moment, we need to wait a bit for the prices to come lower, to $18500, before entering any fresh trades. Perhaps, we will share a buying signal tomorrow, so stay tuned for updates.

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About the author

Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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