Some choppy price actions were seen in USD/JPY last week but after all, upside was limited below 91.60 resistance and thus, there is no change in the short term bearish outlook. Rebound from 88.00 should have completed at 92.31 already and fall from there is tentatively treated as resumption of the whole fall from 101.43. Initial bias remains on the downside this week and break of 89.44 will target 88.00 low first. On the upside, however, break of 91.26 resistance will argue that choppy fall from 92.31 has completed already and will turn focus back to this resistance.

In the bigger picture, the bearish outlook remains unchanged. Fall from 101.43 is treated as resumption of the whole down trend from 124.13. Break of 87.12 low will confirm resumption of this down trend and should target next key level of 1995 low at 79.75. However, note that break of 92.31 resistance will firstly suggest that fall from 97.77 has completed. Additionally, this will raise the possibility that whole decline from 101.43 has finished with three waves down to 88.00 after meeting 100% projection of 101.43 to 91.73 from 97.77 at 88.07. The three wave structure will in turn indicate that rise from 87.12 is going to resume. Further break of 97.77 will target a retest of 101.43 instead.

In the long term picture, firstly, fall from 124.13 is still in progress. Such decline is treated as part of the long term down trend after triangle consolidation from 79.75 has completed at 124.13. In other words, a break of 1995 low of 79.75 is likely as fall from 124.13 extends. Break of 97.77 resistance is needed to be the first indication of bottoming in medium to longer term. Otherwise, outlook will remain bearish.

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