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USD/JPY 1H Chart 11:23AM EDT 9/5/2012


Since falling after Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole, USD/JPY has remained in consolidation, trading in a slightly rising channel seen in the 1H chart. The US Dollar has been bearish against the Japanese yen since mid-March, when the pair found a high at 84.20, but has lost momentum since finding support at 77.60 on June 1.

The snapshot in the 1H chart shows a market with a bit of bearish bias, as the held under the 200-hour SMA, with price action now pushing below the near-term rising channel.

This shows that the focus is still back toward 0.78, and possibly lower, toward the June low of 77.60.

This might be a very short-term outlook, as the medium term outlook remains sideways, with strong support shown in the 77.60-78.00 area.

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