The Yen remains within the upper boundaries of its value versus the U.S Dollar and its trend has been strong. But speculators may be tempted to look for weakness in the short term and buy the U.S Dollar against the Japanese currency.
Yen’s Strength Remains Intact
The Yen has weakened from the strongest part of its short term range. The Japanese currency remains within the most valuable ratios versus the U.S Dollar, and is near 106.50 as of this morning. Friday and early trading today have seen the U.S Dollar bought against the Yen and resistance looks to be about 107.50, with support near 106.00.The Nikkei Index gained nearly 2% today via its equities. The Yen is certainly still testing highs not seen for 15 month highs, and it may continue to do so – but short term opportunities exists for range traders.
Range Trading Tempting for Yen
The Yen’s recent strength should be looked at closely with a long term weekly chart, like the one provided here. The Yen could be entering a new range which it has not traversed since June of 2016 before getting stronger, and then eventually weakening after the U.S Presidential election of Donald Trump.The Yen could be facing a change of outlook via investors who think the Bank of Japan will have to tighten monetary policy eventually. However, near term a test of range is likely still in the cards.
In the short term we believe Yen may be negative. Mid-term and Long term we are unbiased.