(Last Updated May 17, 2021 9:15 GMT)
At the time of this writing, USDJPY’s rate is up 540 pips (0.05%) from the hour prior. This is a reversal of the price action on the previous hour, in which price moved down. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 100 hour timeframe. Regarding moving averages, it should first be noted that price has crossed the 100 hour moving average, resulting in them with price now being above it. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.
USDJPY End of Day Recap
Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)
USDJPY entered today at 109.493, down 17 pips (0.15%) from the previous day. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, USDJPY ranked 23rd the previous day in terms of percentage price change. Let’s take a look at price chart of USDJPY.
USDJPY Technical Analysis
Coming into today USDJPY is now close to its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages, which may act as price barrier for the asset. As for the alignment of the moving averages, well, it’s a bit mixed up; the 20, 50, 100, and 200 do not progress from largest to smallest, or vice versa. The closest is the 50 day average, which is 36.2 pips away. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 90 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving up. For additional context, note that price has gone down 7 out of the past 10 days.