Baxia Markets
February 26, 2024

USDJPY Sideways Movement Amidst Ascending Triangle Formation

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In the past 8 trading days, USD/JPY has exhibited sideways movement, forming an ascending triangle chart pattern. The upper boundary of this pattern sits at 150.88, marked by the formation of a bearish engulfing candlestick.


Despite attempts to breach the resistance zone, notably last Friday, the market faced rejection, experiencing a subsequent 45-pip decline. During today's Asian and European sessions, USD/JPY once again approached the resistance but failed to breach it. Following the initial rejection, it's probable that prices will retest the support at the ascending trendline.

Breaking above the key resistance at 150.88 could lead USD/JPY towards the next significant level at 151.20.

USDJPY Sideways Movement Amidst Ascending Triangle Formation

Examining the EMA 50 and EMA 200, their width has narrowed compared to 7 trading days ago. However, the bullish trend remains robust as the EMA 50 diverges from the EMA 200. Should the short-term bearish pressure intensify, the EMA 200 could serve as crucial support. A breach below both the EMA 200 and the ascending trendline would signal a potential bearish reversal.


Analysis of the Bollinger Bands reveals current price action occurring on the upper side of the band. Although prices have broken above the upper band multiple times in recent days, a breach below the lower band would suggest a retest of either the ascending trendline or the EMA 200.


Lastly, while oscillator indicators currently signal bullish momentum, relying solely on them during choppy market conditions, as seen with the ascending triangle formation, may be less reliable.


Key Takeaways:

  1. USD/JPY forms ascending triangle pattern, resistance at 150.88.
  2. Multiple rejections at resistance, potential retest of ascending trendline support.
  3. Break above 150.88 may lead to 151.20 resistance.
  4. EMA 50 divergence from EMA 200 signals strong bullish trend.
  5. Bollinger Bands suggest potential retest of support levels if breached. Oscillators signal bullish momentum, but caution warranted in choppy market.


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