Brocker.Org: USD/JPY potential for a test of 112.00 – UOB


In opinion of FX Strategists at UOB Group, the pair’s decline appears to have room to test the 112.00 handle in the short term.

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“While USD is still holding within the expected 112.50/114.20 consolidation range, the rapid pace of the decline over the past 24 hours was unexpected. At this stage, we view the current weakness as a ‘deep pull-back’ and not the start of a bearish reversal”.

“That said, the pullback has scope to extend lower towards 112.00. Only a clear break below this level would indicate that the start of a bearish phase. For now, the odds for such a move are not high but unless USD can reclaim 113.40 within these 1 to 2 days, the immediate downward pressure would increase quickly”.