USD/JPY seems ready to make a bullish reversal

A Quick Buy Trade in USD/JPY After the 100 SMA Holds

Posted Friday, November 23, 2018 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

As we mentioned in one of the forex updates yesterday, USD/JPY was having great difficulties trying to break above the 100 SMA (red) and 200 SMA (purple) on the H1 chart. The price was banging against those two moving averages for a couple of sessions and eventually returned lower after it failed to break them.

Although, now the bearish move seems to be over on the H1 chart. The stochastic indicator is oversold and it is now turning higher. Besides that, the 100 simple MA (green) provided solid support in the last couple of hours. We can say that the previous candlestick looks like a hammer which is a reversing signal, but it’s a bearish hammer, so it isn’t valid for a bullish reversal.

The doji candlestick point to a bullish reversal

But if we switch to the H4 chart, we can see that the price has formed a doji in the previous H4 candlestick. Also, the stochastic indicator is oversold on this time-frame as well, which means that the bearish retrace is complete on this chart.

So, according to these two charts, USD/JPY should start moving higher now and that’s the reason we went long on USD/JPY. Let’s hope we don’t hear any negative comments soon which would turn the market sentiment negative and sink USD/JPY.

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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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