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USD/JPY closed higher on Thursday and the high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends this decline, the 62% retracement level of the November-January rally crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing would confirm that a short-term bottom has been posted.