A Yen Rally-Lots Of Action For The USD/JPY! - Forex News by FX Leaders

A Yen Rally-Lots Of Action For The USD/JPY!

Posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

The early U.S. session has been an active one for the USD/JPY, as it continues to fall out of bed. Current pricing is in the neighborhood of 111.80, near the open of 111.90. We have a long way to go until the close, but if things unfold correctly a Doji candlestick on the daily timeframe is a possibility.

My recommendation for shorting the USD/JPY came into play during the overnight. The 38% Fibonacci retracement, 20 Day EMA and Bollinger Band midpoint have proved valid resistance. A short from the proposed entry of 112.25 has produced over 40 pips after taking serious heat immediately after election.

USD/JPYUSD/JPY, Daily Chart

So, are the bears going to rule the day? As of now, it is too early to tell. Wednesday’s release of Japan’s Foreign Investment Stocks coupled with U.S. Personal Consumption statistics have brought action to this market. That is a good thing for us traders, as volatility = opportunity!

If today’s intraday high of 112.47 holds, we may be in a position to revisit the Monday/Tuesday value area near the swing low of 110.83. This scenario is a ways off, but if it comes to fruition there will be a future update outlining potential setups.

There is a live trading signal facing this pair over on the FX Leaders signals page. Be sure to check it out for ideas on how to engage this instrument for the remainder of the U.S. session.

 
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About the author

Shain Vernier // US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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