USD/JPY Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 108.87; (P) 109.04; (R1) 109.31; More..

USD/JPY is staying in consolidation from 108.73 temporary low and intraday bias remains neutral. Further decline is in favor as long as 109.65 minor resistance holds. Break of 108.73 will target 107.65 key support. However, break of 109.65 will turn bias back to the upside for retesting 110.28 high instead.

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.