USD/JPY Weekly Outlook

USD/JPY’s decline last week indicates short term topping at 110.28, after hitting near term channel resistance. Initial bias stays on the downside this week.. Firm break of 55 day EMA (now at 109.14) will pave the way to 107.85 support. On the upside, above 109.65 minor resistance will turn bias back to the upside for retesting 110.28 high.

In the bigger picture, there is no change in the bearish outlook yet in spite of the rebound from 104.45. The pair is staying in long term falling channel that started at 118.65 (Dec. 2016). Rise form 104.45 is seen as a correction and the down trend could still extend through 104.45 low. However, sustained break of the channel resistance will be an important sign of bullish reversal and target 114.54 resistance for confirmation.

In the long term picture, the rise from 75.56 (2011 low) long term bottom to 125.85 (2015 high) is viewed as an impulsive move, no change in this view. Price actions from 125.85 are seen as a corrective move which could still extend. In case of deeper fall, downside should be contained by 61.8% retracement of 75.56 to 125.85 at 94.77. Up trend from 75.56 is expected to resume at a later stage for above 135.20/147.68 resistance zone.