US Dollar Gives Up Early Gains Against the Japanese Yen

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US Dollar vs Japanese Yen Technical Analysis

The US dollar initially rallied during the trading session on Monday but gave back gains to show the ¥130 level as an area of resistance. This of course is a large, round, psychologically significant figure, which of course will attract a certain amount of trading pressure. Breaking down below the bottom of the candlestick for the Friday session would open up more selling pressure, perhaps reaching the ¥127.50 level underneath which of course is an area where we had bounced from previously.

On the upside, breaking above the ¥131.33 level would be a strong sign that we are going higher, but quite frankly this pair has gotten overdone. At this point, I think short-term pullbacks make a certain amount of sense, as it offers value in a market that is obviously a very bullish setup. The interest rate differential between the United States and Japan continues to be a major driver of where we are going, especially as the Bank of Japan continues to do “whatever it takes” to keep interest rates down to 0.2%, quite frankly, as they continue to buy bonds it is the same thing as “printing yen.”

In this scenario, especially with the Federal Reserve looking to tighten monetary policy, I think any pullback will more than likely attract buyers given enough time. Ultimately, the market changing trends are something that would take a Herculean effort, and obviously a change in attitude from both central banks. At this point in time, it is very unlikely that is going to happen anytime soon.

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