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USD/JPY Price Forecast – US Dollar Continues To Grind Higher

Christopher Lewis

The US dollar has rallied a bit during the trading session on Friday, as we head into the weekend. At this point, the market is likely to continue going towards the ¥110 level. If we can break above the ¥110 level, then the market is likely to continue going higher, perhaps reaching towards the 100% Fibonacci retracement level near the ¥112.50 level. That being said, it’s likely to show signs of reactive behavior based upon the overall risk attitude around the world. The Japanese yen is considered to be a “safety currency”, and as a result it’s likely that we will move right along with headlines.

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To the downside, the 50 day EMA is starting to cross the 200 day EMA, and if it does in fact do so, there is the “golden cross”, and therefore longer-term traders will be looking to come in and pick this up. I think at this point it’s very difficult to imagine a scenario where this pair breaks down based upon the tenacity that we have seen as of late, and now that we are above the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level, it’s likely that we will eventually find the 100% Fibonacci level. The ¥111 level above features a gap as well, so as a result that could cause a little bit of trouble in the way up, but quite frankly every time this market pulls back it should be thought of as a potential buying opportunity. In fact, it looks like the momentum is starting to build up and then we should explode to the upside.

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This article was originally posted on FX Empire