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USD/JPY: bears showed their weakness
2019-11-11 • Updated
Recommendation: BUY 110,6 SL 110,05 TP1 112,1 TP2 113,8.
On the USD/JPY daily chart, the Bears' failure to move below support at 109.35 (78.6% of the last corrective wave) was a signal of their weakness. To launch a counterattack, the Bulls need to break the resistance at 110.5. Once it is broken, the risks for implementation of the target 88.6% of the Shark inverted pattern will increase substantially.
On the USD/JPY hourly chart, a further direction of the pair will be determined by the Bulls' attempt to return the quotes to the previous consolidation range of 110.35-111.9. If they succeed, the formation of the Shakeout-Fakeout pattern may lead to the continuation of the rally.
The odds of a final interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) this year have dropped after US job openings hit their lowest levels since early 2021. This has led to a correction in the US Dollar as traders reduced their bets on further rate hikes.
Here we go again, my friends. It’s time to look critically into the future of what trading opportunities September might have in store for us. As always, it is essential to note that the views expressed here are mine and should not be considered financial advice without proper examination.
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