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USD/JPY Mid-Day Outlook

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Daily Pivots: (S1) 109.04; (P) 109.35; (R1) 109.85; More...

USD/JPY dips after being rejected by 4 hour 55 EMA but stays above 108.59 temporary low. Intraday bias remains neutral and more consolidation could be seen. But near term outlook stays bearish with 110.94 resistance intact and deeper decline is expected. Break of 108.59 will target a test on 108.12 low. Whole corrective decline from 118.65 is possibly resuming and break of 108.12 will target 61.8% retracement of 98.97 to 118.65 at 106.48. Nonetheless, firm break of 110.94 will indicate short term bottoming and turn bias back to the upside.

In the bigger picture, the corrective structure of the fall from 118.65 suggests that rise from 98.97 is not completed yet. Break of 118.65 will target a test on 125.85 high. At this point, it's uncertain whether rise from 98.97 is resuming the long term up trend from 75.56, or it's a leg in the consolidation from 125.85. Hence, we'll be cautious on topping as it approaches 125.85. If fall from 118.65 extends lower, downside should be contained by 61.8% retracement of 98.97 to 118.65 at 106.48 and bring rebound.