USD/JPY Uptrend Confirmed With Break & Strong Impulse

The USD/JPY made a strong bullish breakout above the resistance trend line (dotted orange). Therefore, the impulsive bullish price swing is probably a wave 3 pattern.

This article reviews the potential space for more upside. We also analyse the key chart and Elliott Wave patterns.

Price Charts and Technical Analysis

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The USD/JPY seems to be completing a larger ABC (purple) zigzag within a triangle pattern on the weekly and monthly charts. The current bullish ABC pattern is probably part of a wave D (red). 

  • The recent low completed a wave B (purple) after a divergence pattern appeared (purple). 
  • Now price action is developing in a 3 wave pattern again to the upside. 
  • This is probably a wave 3 (grey) of wave 3 (pink). 

Price action remains in bullish territory as long as it stays above the 21 ema support zone. A shallow pullback should see a bullish bounce (blue arrow). Here are some other variations:

  • An unexpected break below it puts the uptrend on pauze (yellow circle). 
  • A deep retracement invalidates it (red circle).
  • An immediate bullish breakout could take place too (green arrow).

On the 1 hour chart, price action seems to be in a wave 4 (light blue) on a lower degree. The price respected the 23.6% Fibonacci level. This means that an immediate bullish continuation (blue arrow) is possible.

A deeper pullback should see the 38.2% Fibonacci level act as support (green arrows). Only a break below the 50% Fibonacci retracement level places the uptrend in danger.

The main targets for upside are at 105, 105.50, 106, and 107.50.


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