On this sequence we scale-back and check out the broader technical image to realize a bit extra perspective on the place we’re in pattern. Euro has fallen practically 5.5% year-to-date towards the Japanese Yen with worth reversing simply forward of multi-year uptrend help this week. Here are the important thing targets & invalidation ranges that matter on the EUR/JPYweekly chart heading into the shut of the month. Assessment this week’s Technique Webinar for an in-depth breakdown of this setup and extra.
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EUR/JPY Weekly Value Chart
Notes: EUR/JPY has been buying and selling inside the confines of this slope sequence originating off the July 2016 low. Parallels of this trendline have been instrumental in the previous couple of main worth reversals and the current decline turned simply forward of the slope extending off the October 2016 excessive. Notice that worth has not registered a weekly shut beneath this threshold all yr.
The fast help zone in focus is 127.57/75– a area outlined by the October low-day shut, the November open and month-to-month low, the 200-week transferring common and the 2018 low-week shut. An in depth beneath this threshold would threat substantial losses in EUR/JPY with such a situation concentrating on 124.92 and extra important help confluence across the 50% retracement at 123.35/50.
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Backside line: EUR/JPY is buying and selling simply above vital weekly help with the fast short-bias susceptible heading into 127.57/75 / slope help. From a buying and selling standpoint, an excellent area to cut back short-exposure / decrease protecting stops. For now, be looking out for potential worth exhaustion on a transfer into the highlighted help zone with a breach above the descending parallel (dotted line) extending off the April highs wanted to alleviate additional draw back stress. Subsequent topside targets stand on the 52-week transferring common (at present 130.70s) with broader bearish invalidation at yearly trendline resistance. I’ll publish an up to date EUR/JPY scalp report as soon as we get additional readability on near-term worth motion.
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EUR/JPY Dealer Sentiment
A abstract of IG Shopper Sentiment reveals merchants are net-short EUR/JPY – the ratio stands at -1.53 (39.5% of merchants are lengthy) – bullish studying
Lengthy positions are6.zero% increased than yesterday and three.eight% increased from final week
Quick positions are 1.6% increased than yesterday and 1.three% decrease from final week
We sometimes take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the actual fact merchants are net-short suggests EUR/JPY costs could proceed to rise. But merchants are much less net-short than yesterday & in contrast with final week and the recent modifications in sentiment warn that the present EUR/JPY worth pattern could quickly reverse decrease regardless of the actual fact merchants stay net-short.
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— Written by Michael Boutros, Technical Forex Strategist with DailyFX
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