USD/JPY Back to Daily Lows

USD/JPY Back to Daily Lows

28 April 2016, 20:29
Roberto Jacobs
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USD/JPY Back to Daily Lows

USD/JPY attempted to move off daily lows during the American session and after GDP data from the US, but the recovery was short-lived and price is back near 108.00.

The pair is consolidating significant daily losses (down 3.00%) while it continues to test the 108.00 area. A daily close around current levels would be second lowest since October 2014.

USD/JPY under pressure

Earlier USD/JPY lost almost 400 pips, falling from 111.70, until it bottomed at 107.90, level located modestly above 2016 lows. The yen jumped in the market after the Bank of Japan decided to leave monetary policy unchanged. Then US economic data gave some support to the US dollar but it found resistance 108.70 and retreated.

“Against the backdrop of a dovish Fed and prospective BoJ easing at its June meeting (ahead of elections in July), we think USD/JPY will remain under pressure. 107.63 represents crucial support but a break below this threshold will strongly augur for a test of 105.44”, said analysts from TD Securities.


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