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USDJPY Eyes Key Support Ahead of BoJ- Long Scalps Favored Above 97.50

Michael Boutros

USDJPY Daily Chart

Forex_USDJPY_at_Support_Ahead_of_BoJ_Long_Scalps_Favored_Above_97.50_body_Picture_2.png, USDJPY Eyes Key Support Ahead of BoJ- Long Scalps Favored Above 97.50

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Technical Outlook

  • USDJPY now at Key Support at 97.56 - 97.65 - Scalp bias bullish above
  • Range represents:

- 100% Fib Extension off the July High

- 50% Retrace from the June Low

- 38.2% Fib extension off the yearly high

  • Break below turns scalp bias bearish- Primary objective range 96.55 - 96.74.
  • Secondary support ranges 95.37 – 95.53
  • Longer-term bias bullish above 93.60 – 94.00 support range
  • Topside Breach above 99.85/90 triggers resumption broader up-trend
  • Daily RSI rejection of 60-threshold suggests near-term momentum remains heavy
  • Topside RSI Triggers to put conviction on long bias
  • Key Events Ahead:BoJ Rate Decision & U.S. weekly jobless claims on Thursday, U.S. Wholesale inventories on Friday

USDJPY Scalp Chart

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Scalp Notes: Although the USDJPY is not a favorable scalp ahead of the BoJ interest rate decision, our near-term bias is now in line with our longer-term outlook and remains weighted to the topside above the 97.56 – 97.65 support range. Bottom line: a break below this key support structure risks a deeper correction in the pair with such a scenario eying subsequent support objectives. The intra-day RSI signature has been bearish since the start of the week with last night’s topside trigger offering conviction longs into resistance target 3 at 98.56. Look for the oscillator to reset with subsequent topside triggers above the 50-threshold putting longs into play so long as price remains above the 97.56 support level.

* It’s extremely important to give added consideration regarding the timing of intra-day scalps with the opening ranges on a session & hourly basis offering further clarity on intra-day biases.

Key Threshold Grid

Entry/Exit Targets




Resistance Target 1



88.6% Retracement

Resistance Target 2



78.6% Retracement

Resistance Target 3

Daily / 30min

98.48 - 98.56

61.8% & 38.2% Retracements / 100 DMA

Bearish Invalidation

Daily / 30min


50% Retracements

Break Target 1



Soft Res / Pivot / Weekly High (99.14)

Break Target 2



61.8% Retracement

Break Target 3


99.83 - 99.95

50, 61.8 & 78.6 Retraces / Aug High / TL Res

Bullish Invalidation

Daily / 30min

97.56- 97.72

38.2% & 100% Fib Exts / 50% Retracement

Break Target 1



Soft Support / Pivot

Break Target 2



Big Figure / Soft Support / Pivot

Break Target 3

Daily / 30min

96.56 – 96.73

61.8% Retrace / 1.272 & 50% Fib Exts

Break Target 4



Soft Support / Pivot

Break Target 5

Daily / 30min

95.37 – 95.53

61.8% & 1.618% Exts / 78.6% Retrace

Break Target 6



Trendline Support Dating 4/2/2013

Average True Range



Profit Targets 27-30pips

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---Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

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