USDJPY rises for the sixth consecutive day while poking the yearly high marked in October, mildly bid near 151.70 during early Monday. In doing so, the Yen pair justifies an upbeat RSI (14) line while signaling the fourth attack to cross an upward-sloping resistance line stretched from June 30, around 152.50 by the press time. It’s worth noting that the previous yearly peak of near 152.00 guards the quote’s immediate upside. That said, the pair’s successful trading beyond 152.50 enables buyers to aim for the June 1990 high of 155.80.
Meanwhile, the 150.00 round figure and the 50-day SMA surrounding 149.20 restrict the USDJPY pair’s short-term downside. Following that, the 100-day SMA and an upward-sloping trend line from late March, respectively near 146.20 and 145.30, will act as the final defense of the Yen pair buyers. In a case where the bears dominate past 145.30, June’s high of near 145.00 can test the downside moves targeting May’s high near 141.00 and then toward the 140.00 psychological magnet.
Overall, the USDJPY pair remains in the bullish trend but the upside room appears limited as the multi-month-old rising trend line joins nearly overbought RSI conditions to suggest one more retreat of the buyers.