USD/JPY Price Analysis: Steadies as Asian session begins, above 158.00

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Updated Jun 20, 2024 01:12
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■  USD/JPY remains above Ichimoku Cloud, Tenkan, and Kijun-Sen levels, supporting further upside potential.

■  Key resistance levels: 158.25 (June 17 high), 158.44 (April 26 peak), and 160.32 (YTD high).

■  Support levels: 157.00, Tenkan-Sen at 156.98, Senkou Span A at 156.16, and Kijun-Sen at 155.93.


The USD/JPY remains flat as Thursday’s Asian session begins, yet it printed minuscule gains of 0.15% on Wednesday. The lack of catalysts and US traders away from their desks in observance of the Juneteenth holiday dried up the FX space, which has remained unmoved since the London close. The major trades at 158.00, virtually unchanged.


USD/JPY Price Analysis: Technical outlook


The pair’s uptrend remains intact, with the spot price remaining above the Ichimoku Cloud (Kumo) and on top of the Tenkan and Kijun-Sen levels. Those reasons justify further USD/JPY upside, but fears that Japanese authorities might intervene in the markets keep traders cautious, with the major advancing steadily.


The Relative Strength Index (RSI) remains bullish, supporting buyers.


The first key resistance level they need to clear is the June 17 high of 158.25. Once surpassed, the next stop would be the April 26 peak at 158.44 ahead of the year-to-date (YTD) high of 160.32 would be next.


Conversely, sellers can challenge key support levels if USD/JPY drops below 157.00. The first would be the Tenkan-Sen at 156.98, followed by Senkou Span A at 156.16. Once cleared, the next stop would be the Kijun-Sen at 155.93. The next demand area would be the Senkou Span B at 155.52.


USD/JPY Price Action – Daily Chart


USD/JPY


Overview
Today last price 158.01
Today Daily Change 0.14
Today Daily Change % 0.09
Today daily open 157.87
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 156.84
Daily SMA50 155.8
Daily SMA100 152.87
Daily SMA200 150.18
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 158.23
Previous Daily Low 157.52
Previous Weekly High 158.26
Previous Weekly Low 155.72
Previous Monthly High 157.99
Previous Monthly Low 151.86
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 157.96
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 157.79
Daily Pivot Point S1 157.51
Daily Pivot Point S2 157.16
Daily Pivot Point S3 156.8
Daily Pivot Point R1 158.23
Daily Pivot Point R2 158.59
Daily Pivot Point R3 158.94

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