USD/JPY Price Analysis: Approaches 137.00 inside bullish pennant

  • USD/JPY pares the biggest daily loss in two weeks inside a bullish chart pattern.
  • Firmer RSI adds strength to the bullish bias, 100-SMA offers additional hurdle.
  • Convergence of 200-HMA, fortnight-old ascending trend line appears key support.

USD/JPY picks up bids to refresh intraday high near 136.80 during Friday’s Asian session. In doing so, the yen pair advances inside a three-day-old bullish pennant.

The upside momentum also takes clues from the firmer RSI (14), not overbought.

However, a convergence of the stated pennant and the 100-HMA, near 137.00, appears a tough nut to crack for the USD/JPY buyers.

Following that, a rally towards refreshing the multi-year high marked in July at around 139.40 could be witnessed. It’s worth noting that the monthly high near 137.70 could act as a buffer during the run-up.

Meanwhile, a downside break of the pennant’s support line, at 136.50 by the press time, isn’t an open invitation to the USD/JPY bears.

The reason could be linked to the existence of the 200-HMA and an upward sloping support line from August 11, close to the 136.00 round figure.

In a case where the USD/JPY bears keep reins past 136.00, the early-month high near 135.60 could become an intermediate halt before directing the anticipated fall towards the monthly low near 130.40.

USD/JPY: Hourly chart

Trend: Further upside expected

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