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Very Limited Price Action in USD/JPY Today

Posted Thursday, November 22, 2018 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

USD/JPY has been pretty volatile recently as the Japanese Yen has followed the market sentiment. The sentiment turned pretty negative last week in financial markets, so USD/JPY lost around 250 pips. This week, the sentiment improved a little and this pair climbed nearly 100 pips higher.

But, since yesterday in the European session, the volatility has decreased immensely and the range so far has only been around 30 pips. The top of the range has been defined by the 100 SMA (red) and 200 SMA (purple) on the hourly chart.

The bottom of the range comes at 112.90, but now the 50 SMA (yellow) has reached there, so that moving average is providing support to USD/JPY. Right now, there’s no clear direction for this forex pair so we are staying out. The h4 chart points down while the daily chart points up, so technicals are mixed up. It will have to be the market sentiment which will give this pair a direction, but i don’t think that will come before the Asian session or probably on the European session tomorrow.

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Skerdian Meta is our 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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