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USD/JPY closed higher on Thursday and the mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Closes below the reaction low crossing would renew this summer's decline into uncharted territory. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing would signal that a bottom with the early-August low has been posted.