USD/JPY Forecast July 24, 2017, Technical Analysis

USD/JPY daily chart, July 24, 2017

The US dollar fell significantly during the Friday session against the Japanese yen, slicing below the 111.50 level. Because of this, the market then fell towards the 111 handle, which of course has a certain amount of psychological significance. However, I believe that the real support is probably closer to the 110 handle, so rallies of this point in time should be and I selling opportunity. The 110 level will be massively supportive as it is a large, round, psychologically significant number, but given enough time I think that we do need to test the that area first. This pair does tend to be somewhat risk sensitive, but I think a lot of this comes down to what the Federal Reserve is doing.

Federal Reserve expectations

From traders around the world, they are starting to expect the Federal Reserve to be very slow to raise interest rates. Janet Yellen does a lot to boost that case as she spoke in front of Congress recently, suggesting that perhaps things would be data dependent yet again, but if the Federal Reserve looks likely to hike rates just as quickly as once thought, that will turn this market around completely. It looks to me as if the 110 level is an excellent area to find support, so I would anticipate a bit of bullish pressure in that area, and that will be supercharged by any statements coming out of her or major players coming out of the Federal Reserve. I think that the market is probably going to be bearish for the next several sessions, but the downward pressure is probably somewhat limited as far as where it can go. If we break down below the 109 level, then I think we fall apart completely.

Written by FX Empire