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The 20 SMA is Playing with USD/JPY

Posted Monday, February 5, 2018 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

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The climb stopped right at the 20 SMA

We can say that the 20 SMA is capping the top side on this forex pair. That’s on the daily chart. If we switch on the H4 chart, we can see that the same moving average is providing support.

USD/JPY was sliding this morning but the 20 SMA was standing in the way on the H4 timeframe chart.  The price just touched the 20 SMA and then pulled back higher. So, the 20 SMA provided support.

The 20 SMA is providing support on this timeframe chart

I was looking to open a buy forex signal here, but I wanted to see the sellers reach 109.50 first. Or perhaps, reach 109.20s where the 50 SMA (yellow) awaits.

The previous H4 candlestick closed as a hammer, which is a reversing signal after today’s downtrend. So, the picture has turned bullish now and we’re still thinking about opening that buy signal. But, I would prefer a better entry price lower. So, I will wait for the sellers to have another go at the 20 SMA on the H4 chart and will try to buy down there.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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