width=398USD/JPY (a 4-hour chart of which is shown), as of Thursday (7/15/2010), made a substantial plunge to break down below key support at 88.00 and now once again looks to be targeting further key support in the 87.00 price region. This 87.00 level is also where price established a clear double-bottom low pattern earlier this month. For more USD/JPY analysis, please click here.

(Price on 1st pane, Slow Stochastics on 2nd pane; horizontal support/resistance levels in yellow; uptrend lines in green; downtrend lines in red; chart patterns in white; 50-period simple moving average in light blue.)

James Chen, CTA, CMT