(Last Updated January 18, 2021 1:15 GMT)
At the time of this writing, USDJPY’s rate is up 800 pips (0.08%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move down. Regarding the trend, note that the strongest trend exists on the 20 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on USDJPY. Given that we see an uptrend on the 20 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. Regarding moving averages, it should first be noted that price has crossed the 100 and 50 hour moving averages, resulting in them so that price is now turning above them. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.
USDJPY End of Day Recap
Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)
USDJPY entered today at 103.802, down 7 pips (0.06%) from the previous day. Compared to its peers in the Forex, USDJPY gave its buyers a return that ranked 23rd in terms of percentage change since the previous day. Below is a price chart of USDJPY.
USDJPY Technical Analysis
Coming into today the current price of USDJPY is sitting close to its 20, 50, 100 and 200 day moving averages; moving average crosses often indicate a change in momentum, so this may be worth keeping an eye on. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 90 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving down. For additional context, note that price has gone up 8 out of the past 14 days. And for candlestick traders, a special treat: there is a pin bar pattern showing up on the charts as well. Rejoice!