USD/JPY Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 111.98; (P) 112.36; (R1) 112.63; More..

Despite dipping to 111.82, USD/JPY recovered well ahead of 111.62 support. Intraday bias is turned neutral again. On the upside, break of 112.88 resistance will resume the rebound from 111.62. But upside should be limited by 61.8% retracement of 114.54 to 111.62 at 113.42 to bring another decline. On the downside, break of 111.82 will likely resume the fall from 114.54 to 38.2% retracement of 104.62 to 114.54 at 110.75. As the fall from 114.54 is viewed as part of medium term correction, we’ll look for bottoming signal above 109.76 key support.

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 109.76 support holds. However, decisive break of 109.76 will dampen this bullish view and turns outlook mixed again.