USD/JPY Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 111.40; (P) 111.57; (R1) 111.83; More…

USD/JPY is staying in tight range of 111.24/112.14 and intraday bias remains neutral for the moment. With 111.24 minor support intact, further rise is still mildly in favor. Above 112.14 will target 113.17 resistance next. Firm break there will resume larger rally from 104.62 for 114.73 key resistance next. On the downside, below 111.24 minor support might extend the corrective fall from 113.17 with another decline. But downside should be contained by 38.2% retracement of 104.62 to 113.17 at 109.90 to bring rebound.

In the bigger picture, corrective fall from 118.65 (2016 high) should have completed with three waves down to 104.62. Decisive break of 114.73 resistance will likely resume whole rally from 98.97 (2016 low) to 100% projection of 98.97 to 118.65 from 104.62 at 124.30, which is reasonably close to 125.85 (2015 high). This will stay as the preferred case as long as 109.36 support holds.