USD/JPY Daily Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 111.12; (P) 111.64; (R1) 112.53; More…

USD/JPY surges to as high as 112.37 so far today. The strong break of 111.39 resistance confirms resumption of whole rally from 104.62 low. More importantly, it adds much credence to the case of medium term reversal. Intraday bias is now on the on the upside for 61.8% projection of 104.62 to 111.39 from 109.36 at 113.54 first. Break will put focus on 114.73 key resistance for confirming the bullish case. On the downside, touching 111.34 minor support will turn bias neutral and bring consolidation. But outlook will remain bullish as long as 110.34 support holds.

In the bigger picture, at this point, we’re favoring the case that corrective decline from 118.65 (2016 high) has completed with three waves down to 104.62. Above 111.39 affirms this view and should target 114.73 for confirmation. Firm break of 114.73 will likely send USD/JPY through 118.65 towards 125.85 key resistance (2015 high). This will now be the preferred case as long as 109.36 support holds.