USD/JPY Price Analysis: Slips below 157.00 as bearish engulfing pattern looms

Source Fxstreet
May 30, 2024 19:23
  • USD/JPY slips from weekly highs of 157.71, down 0.30%.
  • Technical outlook remains neutral to upward, with key resistance at 157.00 and 157.71.
  • Support levels to watch: Tenkan and Kijun-Sen at 156.76/60, Senkou Span A at 156.32, and 156.00 mark.

The USD/JPY dropped from weekly highs of 157.71 on May 29 after data from the United States (US) painted an ongoing economic slowdown, which sent US Treasury yields plunging. Consequently, the Greenback is feeling the pain, as the pair is trading at 156.83, down 0.30%.

USD/JPY Price Analysis: Technical outlook

The major remains neutral to upward bias after cracking the May 14 high of 156.76. That opened the door to challenge 157.00 and beyond, but the drop in the US 10-year yield, which correlates closely to the USD/JPY, weighed on the pair.

Momentum suggests that buyers remain in charge, as the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is bullish but aiming down.

If USD/JPY buyers reclaim 157.00, that could pave the way for further gains and expose overhead resistance at the current week’s high of 157.71. Once hurdled, the next stop would be 158.00, followed by the year-to-date (YTD) high of 160.32.

On the flip side, sellers could push the exchange rate as a ‘bearish engulfing’ chart pattern loom. A drop below the Tenkan and Kijun-Sen at around 156.76/60 will sponsor a leg down. The next line of defense for bulls would be the Senkou Span A at 156.32 before challenging the 156.00 mark.

USD/JPY Price Action – Daily Chart

USD/JPY

Overview
Today last price 156.82
Today Daily Change -0.83
Today Daily Change % -0.53
Today daily open 157.65
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 155.78
Daily SMA50 154.35
Daily SMA100 151.55
Daily SMA200 149.48
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 157.71
Previous Daily Low 156.9
Previous Weekly High 157.2
Previous Weekly Low 155.5
Previous Monthly High 160.32
Previous Monthly Low 150.81
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 157.4
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 157.21
Daily Pivot Point S1 157.13
Daily Pivot Point S2 156.61
Daily Pivot Point S3 156.32
Daily Pivot Point R1 157.94
Daily Pivot Point R2 158.23
Daily Pivot Point R3 158.75

 

 

Disclaimer: For information purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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