USDJPY Technical Analysis – The weak ISM report weighed on the greenback


The USD yesterday came
under pressure following the miss in the US
ISM Manufacturing PMI
which triggered a drop in Treasury yields. In terms
of market pricing, not much has changed as we still oscillate between one and
two rate cuts by the end of the year. Nonetheless, the data reinforced the
narrative that the next move is more likely to be a rate cut, and that
inflation is likely to keep coming back to target.

The JPY got a boost mainly from
the weak ISM PMI as the drop in Treasury yields weighed on the US Dollar. There’s
nothing at the moment that can support the Yen except weaker US data. The US
data this week could put further pressure on Treasury yields, which could be a
tailwind for the Japanese currency.

Technical Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can
see that USDJPY remains in an uptrend amid resilient US economic data and
generally positive risk sentiment. The data this week could give the JPY enough
strength to take the pair down to the major trendline
where we will likely find the buyers stepping in to position for another rally
into the 160.00 handle with a better risk to reward setup.

The sellers, on the other
hand, will want to see the price breaking lower to invalidate the bullish bias
and increase the bearish bets into the 152.00 handle.

USDJPY Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can
see that the weak ISM PMI led to a break below the support
around the 156.00 handle where we had the confluence
of the minor trendline and the 38.2% Fibonacci

The sellers piled in with a
defined risk above the recent swing high to position for a drop into the major
trendline. The buyers will now need the price to rally back above the trendline
and the swing high at 156.50 to invalidate the bearish bias and position for a
rally into the 160.00 handle.

USDJPY Technical
Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can
see that we have a downtrend on this timeframe with the trendline defining the
bearish bias. If we get a pullback, the sellers will likely lean on the
trendline with a defined risk above the swing high at 156.50 to position for a
drop into the major trendline around the 154.00 handle. The buyers, on the
other hand, will want to see the price breaking higher to regain control and
start targeting new highs. The red lines show the average
daily range
for today.


Today we have the US Job Openings data. Tomorrow, we have the Japanese Wage
data, the US ADP and the US ISM Services PMI. On Thursday, we get the latest US
Jobless Claims figures, while on Friday we conclude the week with the US NFP

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This article was written by Giuseppe Dellamotta at Source