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Denis Sergienko • 2022-09-01

USDJPY renews 24-year high with eyes on 141.60

USDJPY renews 24-year high with eyes on 141.60

USDJPY prints a three-week run-up as it pierces the previous multi-day top to print the highest levels since 1998. Considering the RSI (14) uptrend, not overbought, as well as the bullish MACD signals, the quote is likely to approach the 140.00 threshold. It should be noted that the RSI could turn overbought at that level, given the minor space available, which in turn might trigger a short-term pullback before further advances. In a case where the prices keep rallying past 140.00, the 61.8% Fibonacci Expansion (FE) of the pair’s late March to early August moves, near 141.60, could gain the market’s attention.

On the contrary, a three-week-long ascending support line near 137.75 restricts the pullback of the USDJPY pair, a break of which could highlight the 50-DMA support level surrounding 135.90. If at all the pair drops below the 135.90 DMA support, an upward sloping support line from late May, near 132.10, will be the last defense of the bears before directing them to the 130.00 psychological magnet.

Overall, USDJPY buyers have some spare capacity to renew the yearly peak. However, the upside room is limited considering the RSI conditions.

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