USD/JPY Up 7 Pips in Last Hour, Price Base in Formation Over Past 30 Days; is Inching Close to 20 Day Average

Hourly Update

(Last Updated November 19, 2021 1:38 GMT)

Currently, USDJPY’s rate is up 700 pips (0.06%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move down. As for the trend on the hourly timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 50 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. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 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)

The choppiness in the recent daily price action of USDJPY continues; to start today, it came in at a price of 114.273, up 7 pips (0.06%) since the day prior. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, USDJPY ranked 24th the day prior in terms of percentage price change. The price chart of USDJPY below illustrates.

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USDJPY Technical Analysis

Coming into today USDJPY is now close to its 20 and 50 day moving averages, which may act as price barrier for the asset. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 90 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving up. Price action traders in particular will want to note that the 30 day period appears to show price forming a base; this could indicate that a support/resistance level is developing. For additional context, note that price has gone up 16 out of the past 30 days.