USDJPY: Forex Technical Analysis – Preparing for the publication of the Japan GDP

November 13, 2017

By IFCMarkets

Preparing for the publication of the Japan GDP

The possible delay in Trump’s tax reform weakened the US dollar. Is there a possibility for the Japanese yen to strengthen? On the USDJPY chart, it looks like a decline.

The Japanese economic data may become an additional positive factor for the yen. Industrial equipment orders rose to 49.9% in October 2017, from 45% in September. Wholesale prices rose by 3.4%. Theoretically, this may forecast the inflation growth. Recall that the Bank of Japan’s target level for inflation is 2%, meanwhile actually it amounts to 0.7%. In case this indicator increases, the Bank of Japan may tighten its monetary policy. Currently, it is implementing money emission and maintains a negative rate of -0.1%. On Wednesday morning, the GDP data for Q3 will be published in Japan, which may affect the yen exchange rate.


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On the daily timeframe, USDJPY: D1 reached the resistance level of the neutral range the quotes could not exceed it and are moving in the direction of the lower boundary. A downward correction is possible in case of the publication of negative economic and corporate data in the US and positive data Japan.

  • The Parabolic indicator gives a bearish signal.
  • The Bollinger bands have narrowed, which means lower volatility.
  • The RSI indicator is below 50. It has formed a negative divergence.
  • The MACD indicator gives a bearish signal.

The bullish momentum may develop in case USDJPY drops below the two last fractal lows at 112.9. This level may serve as an entry point. The initial stop loss may be placed above the last fractal high and the Parabolic signal at 114.7. After opening the pending order, we shall move the stop to the next fractal high following the Bollinger and Parabolic signals. Thus, we are changing the potential profit/loss to the breakeven point. More risk-averse traders may switch to the 4-hour chart after the trade and place there a stop loss moving it in the direction of the trade. If the price meets the stop level at 112.9 without reaching the order at 114.7, we recommend cancelling the position: the market sustains internal changes that were not taken into account.

Summary of technical analysis

Position Sell
Sell stop below 112,9
Stop loss above 114,7

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