USD / JPY Technical Analysis Dec 8

What’s next on the USDJPY at the 112.87 zone?

The USDJPY pair has been, since the 5th of December 2016, oscillating within a bearish formation from 114.78 to 112.87. Will the sellers resume leading the price?

Today’s major pivot point area is the 112.87 level where the sellers will likely take their chances to shifting the price to their favour.

Probable Scenario

The latest stabilization of the pair close to the 112.87 level is a good indication that the sellers may exert greater pressures to force the price to the downside.

The Stochastic oscillator has also confirmed that the price could aggressively drop at the 45 zone.

In the scenario where the pair decelerates, the price could fall to 111.69.

Alternative Scenario

Alternatively, in the event where the sellers are not able to hold the price close to the 113.59 area, and the buyers place greater pressures, the pair could rise back to 114.78.

Today’s Major Announcements

  • The Initial Jobless Claims (Dec 2) and the Continuing Jobless Claims (Nov 25) releases are expected to have a medium influence on the U.S. dollar
  • There are no any releases that could have an impact on the Japanese yen

Synopsis

·         Probable trend (Bearish): 112.87

·         Bearish take profit target: 111.69

·         Stop loss target: 113.59

·         Alternative trend (Bullish): 113.59

·         Bullish take profit target: 114.78