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16 October 2020

USD/JPY: Downside focused on 104.70 - UOB

USD/JPY: Downside focused on 104.70 - UOB

FXStreet reports that in the opinion of FX Strategists at UOB Group USD/JPY risks further losses if the 104.70 level is cleared in the near-term.

24-hour view: “Our expectation for USD to ‘probe 104.90 first before a rebound can be expected’ did not materialize as it traded within a 105.07/105.49 range. The price actions offer no fresh clues and USD could continue to trade sideways for now, likely between 105.05 and 105.55.”

Next 1-3 weeks: “Yesterday, we indicated that the outlook for USD is mixed and held the view that it ‘could trade between 105.00 and 106.00 for a period of time’. The rapid manner by which it approaches the bottom of the range was not exactly expected (overnight low of 105.02) and downward momentum has improved a tad. While the bias is tilted to the downside, USD has to close below 104.70 before a sustained decline can be expected.”

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