On January 12, the Bureau of Statistics will publish the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures, a key index for determining interest rates. While we await the release, experts forecast a decline in the CPI data, a hint at weaker Dollar values in the global markets.
USD/JPY: dollar reached Cloud’s levels
2022-04-15 • Updated
Technical levels: support – 108.50; resistance – 110.00.
- Sell — 110.00; SL — 110.20; TP1 — 109.00; TP2 — 108.50.
Reason: narrowing bearish Ichimoku Cloud with rising Senkou Span A; a cancelled dead cross of Tenkan-sen and Kijun-sen, the lines are horizontal; the prices have grown to the bottom border of the Cloud.
The trend in the scenario above is clearly bearish. We have also had a recent break of structure at the marked horizontal arrows, which means we can expect price to react from the supply zone that broke the structure.
The most prominent technical factor that jumped at me as soon as I saw the chart though was the wedge I marked above.
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