Technical Analysis

USD/JPY Price Analysis – Aug 02, 2023

By LonghornFX Technical Analysis
Aug 2, 20233 min

Daily Price Outlook

The USD/JPY currency pair has eased its upward momentum and experienced a marginal loss of 0.03%. However, it has managed to recover some of these losses and has been influenced by notable developments shaping its recent movements. In the midst of these changes, the pair successfully regained the 143.30 level during the Asian session.

However, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) recently surprised the market by deciding to keep its very low-interest rates. They also changed how they control the yield curve, allowing the 10-year yield to go higher, as long as it stays below 1.0% instead of the old limit of 0.5%. This shows that the BoJ is focused on keeping a policy that helps the economy. BoJ Deputy Governor Shinichi Uchida also said that having an easy policy is really important to make sure Japan's economy stays stable.

Hence, the BoJ's unexpected decision to maintain low rates and adjust its yield curve strategy could influence the USD/JPY pair. It might impact the yen's strength and the pair's overall movement.

On the flip side, the US economy is sending mixed signals as July's ISM Manufacturing PMI improved slightly to 46.4, it didn't meet expectations, indicating ongoing challenges in the manufacturing sector. Furthermore, in June, the number of job openings (JOLTS) decreased to 9.58 million, raising concerns about the job market.

These economic indicators might affect the Federal Reserve's approach to policies, leading them to be cautious. Consequently, the US Dollar could strengthen, potentially causing the USD/JPY pair to rise.

Upcoming Focus and Future Outlook

Looking forward, traders are awaiting the US ADP Employment Change report, which will likely influence the overall risk sentiment for the USD/JPY pair. However, all eyes are on the US monthly employment report, known as the NFP report, which is sure to capture the market's attention.

USD/JPY Price Chart – Source: Tradingview
USD/JPY Price Chart – Source: Tradingview

USD/JPY - Technical Analysis

The USD/JPY pair has shown a sustained upward trend in early trading today, supported by the short-term upward correctional trend and the presence of a trend line. Additionally, trading above the 50-day SMA and positive signals from the RSI, despite reaching overbought levels, have further bolstered the bullish sentiment.

Considering these factors, we anticipate that the USD/JPY pair will continue to gain momentum, with the next key target being the pivotal resistance level of 145.00.

Our price prediction for today suggests a trading range between the support level of 141.50 and the resistance level of 145.00, indicating potential opportunities for bullish moves.

Traders are advised to closely monitor the price action and consider the bullish trend in their trading strategies for the USD/JPY pair. However, it is essential to exercise caution and implement risk management practices, given the dynamic nature of the market.



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