USD/JPY Keeps 109.00 on US CPI

USD/JPY Keeps 109.00 on US CPI

14 April 2016, 15:26
Roberto Jacobs
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USD/JPY Keeps 109.00 on US CPI

USD/JPY manages well to keep the trade above the 109.00 handle today following the softer-than-expected US inflation figures during March.

USD/JPY trims gains post-data

The pair has eroded earlier gains after US inflation figures tracked by the CPI have come in below expectations for the last month. In fact, headline consumer prices have risen 0.1% MoM and 0.9% YoY vs. forecasts at 0.2% and 1.1%, respectively.

Core prices have followed suit, advancing at a monthly pace of 0.1% vs. 0.2% expected and 2.2% vs. 2.3% initially estimated.

Further data saw Initial Claims matching post-recession low at 253K during the week ended in on April 8, taking the 4-Week Average to 265K from 266K.

USD/JPY levels to watch

As of writing the pair is gaining 0.01% at 109.35 and a break above 109.54 (high Apr.14) would target 111.01 (20-day sma) en route to 113.12 (55-day sma). On the flip side, the next support lines up at 107.65 (2016 low Apr.12) followed by 105.18 (monthly low Oct.2014) and then 100.74 (monthly low Feb.4 2014).


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