EUR/JPY Weekly Outlook

EUR/JPY rose further to 130.86 last week but formed a top there and retreated sharply. As long as 38.2% retracement of 124.89 to 130.86 at 128.57 holds, another rise is mildly in favor. Above 129.83 minor resistance will turn bias back to the upside for 130.86 first and then resistance zone between 131.97 and 61.8% retracement of 137.49 to 124.61 at 132.56. However, firm break of 128.57 will argue that rebound from 124.89 has completed, and it’s the third leg of consolidation pattern from 124.61. In that case, intraday bias will be turned back to the downside for 124.61/89..

In the bigger picture, EUR/JPY once again rebounded ahead of 124.08 key resistance turned support. It’s also held well above long term trend line from 109.03 (2016 low). The development argues that such rise from 109.03 might not be over yet. Decisive break of 61.8% retracement of 137.49 to 124.61 at 132.56 will pave the way to retest 137.49 high. But, firm break of 124.08 will argue that whole rise from 109.03 (2016 low) has completed at 137.49. Deeper decline would be seen to 61.8% retracement of 109.03 to 137.49 at 119.90 next.

In the long term picture, at this point, EUR/JPY is staying in long term sideway pattern, established since 2000. Rise from 109.03 is seen as a leg inside the pattern. As long as 124.08 support holds, further rally is in favor in medium to long term through 149.76 high. However, break of 124.08 could extend the fall through 109.03 low instead.