USD/JPY Deflates from 107.20 Amid Negative Equities

USD/JPY Deflates from 107.20 Amid Negative Equities

5 May 2016, 05:52
Roberto Jacobs

USD/JPY Deflates from 107.20 Amid Negative Equities

The USD/JPY pair fades a spike from daily tops and now reverts to 107 handle, as subdued trading on the Asian equities provides respite to the JPY bulls somewhat.

USD/JPY well above 5-DMA at 106.70

The major stalls its recovery mode from multi-month lows and recedes gains over the last hour as a renewed bout of risk-aversion appear to hit the markets as nervousness mounts as we head closer towards the US payrolls release.

Moreover, weaker global equities also keep the safe-haven demand for the yen underpinned, therefore, capping the upside in the USD/JPY pair. At the time of writing, USD/JPY trades at 107.08, easing-off 107.21 session highs, and up +0.06% on the day, while Australia’s ASX 200 now drops -0.07% and the Chinese equities are down around 0.25%.

Looking ahead, the EUR calendar remains data-dry as most major European markets are closed on account of a public holiday. Hence, focus now remains on the US jobless claims and Fed speak for further incentives on the major.

USD/JPY Technical levels to watch

In terms of technicals, the immediate resistance is located at 107.36/50 (May 4 high/ psychological levels). A break above the last, the major could test 108/108.20 (Apr 29 High). While to the downside, the immediate support is seen at 106.70/67 (5-DMA/ 1h 100-SMA) and below that at 106 (round number).


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