USD/JPY Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 135.93; (P) 136.46; (R1) 137.14; More…

Intraday bias in USD/JPY is turned neutral with current retreat, but further rally is expected as long as 134.25 support holds. On the upside, sustained trading above of 61.8% projection of 114.40 to 131.34 from 126.35 at 136.81 will extend larger up trend to 100% projection at 143.29. However, break of 134.25 will turn bias back to the downside for 131.48 support instead.

In the bigger picture, current rally is seen as part of the long term up trend from 75.56 (2011 low). Next target is 100% projection of 75.56 (2011 low) to 125.85 (2015 high) from 98.97 at 149.26, which is close to 147.68 (1998 high). This will remain the favored case as long as 126.35 support holds.