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MTrading Team • 2023-08-21

USDJPY portrays bullish consolidation beyond 200-SMA

USDJPY portrays bullish consolidation beyond 200-SMA

USDJPY posted a three-week winning streak but ended Thursday on a negative note. That said, a convergence of 50-SMA and a seven-week-old horizontal area surrounding 145.00-145.10 restricts the immediate downside of the Yen pair. Following that, the early-month high of around 143.90 and the 200-SMA level of around 142.15 will act as the final defense of the buyers. In a case where the quote remains bearish past 142.15, as well as breaks the 142.00 round figure, the odds of witnessing a slump towards the 140.00 round figure and then to the late July swing of near 138.00 can’t be ruled out.

Alternatively, a corrective bounce in the USDJPY price could challenge the latest multi-month peak of around 146.60 before trying to restore the bull’s confidence by poking the previous support line stretched from July 28, around 146.80. In a case where the Yen buyers remain dominant past 146.80, the 150.00 round figure will be crucial to watch as the key upside hurdle, a break of which could allow the upside to aim for the previous yearly top surrounding 152.00.

Overall, the USDJPY buyers are taking a breather but not off the table as the key supports hold.

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