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USD/JPY: bulls took offensive
2019-11-11 • Updated
Technical levels: support – 111.30, 110.15; resistance – 112.20.
- Buy — 111.60; SL — 112.40; TP1 — 112.20; TP2 — 113.20.
Reason: narrowing bearish Ichimoku Cloud, horizontal Senkou Span B; a new golden cross of Tenkan-sen and Kijun-sen; the prices are entered into the Cloud.
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