Can Japanese Yen Finally Go Up!? US Dollar To Japanese Yen (USD/JPY) – Head and shoulders breakout? | Oanda

ECB's Dovish Shift: Markets Anticipate Softer Policy Guidance

Major correction on the cards?

The rally in USDJPY from early March to early May was huge, driven by a combination of a soaring greenback and a BoJ determined to support its yield curve control policy tool.

But the last couple of weeks have brought some relief in the pair, driven primarily by the dollar paring gains against the broader market.


And the pair may have just broken below an interesting technical support level that could signal a more significant correction.

A head and shoulders appears to have formed over the last month and the break of the neckline is potentially in progress.

This also comes immediately following the break of the 200/233-period SMA band on the 4-hour chart which did provide support for most of the last week before finally giving way.

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If this breakout holds, it could potentially point to quite a significant correction based on the size of the head and shoulders formation and the projections that could indicate.

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ECB's Dovish Shift: Markets Anticipate Softer Policy Guidance

Craig Erlam

Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.