USD/JPY Eyeing Break Of 105.40 Barrier With Bearish Candles Lacking

Talking Points

  • USD/JPY Technical Strategy: Pending Long
  • Awaiting Push Past 105.40 Barrier With Reversal Signals Lacking
  • Intraday Trade Suggests Upside Momentum May Be Waning

USD/JPY’s battle to take the 105.40 barrier continues with a lack of reversal signals casting doubt on the potential for a severe correction. Against the backdrop of a sustained uptrend buying shallow dips or a breakout is preferred. Clearance of the noteworthy hurdle would set the scene for an assault on the psychologically-significant 106.00 handle.

USD/JPY: Lack of Reversal Signals Casts Doubt On A Pullback

USD/JPY Eyeing Break Of 105.40 Barrier With Bearish Candles Lacking

Daily Chart – Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0, Volume Indicator Available Here

Intraday price action on the four hour chart denotes deliberation amongst traders. The medley of short body candles and Doji patterns does little to inspire confidence that the bulls can mount a successful attempt to clear the 105.28-105.65 congestion zone.

USD/JPY: Bulls Lacking Vigor As Congestion Zone Looms Overhead

USD/JPY Eyeing Break Of 105.40 Barrier With Bearish Candles Lacking

Four Hour Chart – Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0,Volume Indicator Available Here

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