EUR/JPY Consolidates in a Range – Breakout Setup on the Cards! - Forex News by FX Leaders

EUR/JPY Consolidates in a Range – Breakout Setup on the Cards!

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The safe haven currency JPY plunged broadly after the release of weaker Japanese GDP figures. The Final GDP decreased 0.6%, dropping below the estimate of 0.5%.

In the US, JOLTS Job Openings advanced to 7.08 million but was well short of the estimate of 7.22 million. On Tuesday, Japan released manufacturing data, while the Eurozone released German economic sentiment.

BSI Manufacturing Index – The Japanese Ministry of Finance reported a drop in the manufacturing sector index. For instance, the figure dropped to 5.5 from 6.5, causing further weakness in the safe haven currency today.

While on the other than German ZEW Economic Sentiment picked up from -17.5 points vs. -24.1 points in the previous month.

On the 2 hour chart, the EUR/JPY continues to trade bullish above triple bottom support area of 128.500. Early this morning, the EUR/JPY came down to test the same resistance come support level at 128.447 and bounced off. Since we were already in the EUR/USD trade, it was better not taking this trade considering the risk.

The Japanese cross can target 129.250 and 129.650 only if it manages to stay above 128.500. Coming up next is the PPI data from the US economy. It might be interesting to monitor it for quick trades.

Good luck traders and stay tuned!

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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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