USD/JPY Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 111.36; (P) 111.91; (R1) 112.43; More..

USD/JPY’s strong rebound today suggests temporary bottoming at 111.37 and intraday bias is turned neutral first. Another fall remains mildly in favor as long as 112.88 minor resistance holds. Break of 111.37 will extend the fall from 114.54 to 38.2% retracement of 104.62 to 114.54 at 110.75. As such fall is seen as part of medium term correction, we’ll look for bottoming signal above 109.76 key support. On the upside, break of 112.88 resistance will suggest that the fall has completed and turn bias back to the upside for retesting 114.54.

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.