USDJPY pushes through prior session high
US Dollar/Japanese Yen (USDJPY) Technical Analysis Report for Jul 11, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 3rd day in a row, USDJPY finished Wednesday at 112.01 surging 101 pips (0.91%) on high volume. This is the biggest single day gain in over two months. Today's closing price of 112.01 marks the highest close since January 9th. The bulls were in full control today, moving the market higher throughout the whole session. Closing above Tuesday's high at 111.35, the market confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded 82 pips above it intraday. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (USDJPY as at Jul 11, 2018):
Wednesday's trading range was 140 pips (1.26%), that's far above last trading month's daily average range of 65 pips. Weekly volatility is also higher, being way above the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average.
In a volatile session, prices traded above the previous day's high as well as below the prior day's low, forming a bullish Outside Bar.
Breaking through the key resistance level at 111.14 today, it is now likely to act as support going forward. After having been unable to move lower than 110.79 in the previous session, Yen found buyers again around the same price level today at 110.77.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term.
With four out of the other six Major FX Pairs closing lower today, the ones that stand out on the negative side are AUDUSD losing -1.25% and NZDUSD closing -1.16% lower. On the flipside the best performers have been USDCAD closing 0.75% higher and USDCHF gaining 0.41%. Looking at the Minor FX Pairs and Crosses, the winners of the day have been USDTRY surging 3.53% and EURTRY closing 2.88% higher. The worst performers of the day have been TRYJPY tanking -2.55% and AUDHKD closing -1.24% lower. Read more