USDJPY Analysis – May 7, 2011

USDJPY stays below a downtrend line and remains in downtrend from 85.51. As long as the trend line resistance holds, downtrend could be expected to continue, and next target would be at 78.00-79.00 area. However, a clear break above the trend line resistance will indicate that a cycle bottom is being formed at 79.58 on daily chart, then the following upward move could bring price to 82.50-83.00 area.

For long term analysis, USDJPY is in consolidation of long term downtrend from 124.16 (2007 high). Range trading between 76.40 and 90.00 is expected in next several months.

usdjpy daily chart