The USD/JPY continues to trade lower after consolidating at channel support. The consolidation was very flat, and ended 4/13. The 4/16 session showed further slide below the previous week's low near 80.50. Then after rallying a bit in the European session, the USD/JPY is sliding sharply to start the 4/16 US session.
The 1H RSI shows persistent bearish momentum as it remains below 60 with ability to tag 30.
Moving averages in the 1H time-frame are aligned to the downside.
The daily chart shows that we the pair is challenging the bullish momentum established by the 76.03-84.16 swing. The daily RSI reading is at 40, and if the USD/JPY is to remain bullish, it should not push below 40, or if it does, there should be a very quick pullback.
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