Trump Didn’t Drag USDJPY Down. Elliott Wave Did

USDJPY plunged sharply last week after President Trump’s latest China tariff threats. The pair reached a high of 109.32 on Wednesday, July 31st, but finished the week below 106.60 on Friday. However, just because something happens after something else, it doesn’t mean there is causation between the two. In USDJPY’s case, the stage was set…

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USDJPY Crashes After Textbook Elliott Wave Setup

It is not just stock market investors and oil bulls, who have been suffering lately. The holidays do not promise to be very happy for USDJPY bulls, as well. The pair fell to 110.81 on Thursday, revisiting levels last seen in early September. The Fed rate hike, the stock market crash and the tensions between…

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Solving USDJPY Riddles with Elliott Wave Hints

Unlike the stock market, where a profitable company with a growing market share will eventually grow in value in the long-term, the Forex market can be a real riddle. Macroeconomic, political and country-specific factors are fighting for influence over currency rates in the $5-trillion-a-day market. USDJPY is one of the most closely followed pairs as…

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GBPJPY: Bearish Reversal Expected Near 151.00

GBPJPY has been in recovery mode since it touched 139.90 on August 15th. On September 21st, the pair climbed to a multi-month high of 149.72, but fell to an intraday low of 146.51 yesterday. As of this writing, the Pound is hovering around 147.90 against the Japanese yen. The time is appropriate to apply the…

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USDJPY Gave Us a Road Map Three Months Ago

There is a reason why it is called “trading” and not “bottom/top picking”. The latter is literally impossible even with the best trading tools and techniques. Even the Elliott Wave Principle, which we consider to be the best method for price behavior analysis, cannot tell us the exact price level at which the market is…

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Fibonacci Support Sent USDJPY Skyrocketing

Earlier today, USDJPY climbed to 112.88, which is just 30 pips shy of its 2018 high at 113.18 reached in mid-July. Just two weeks ago, on September 7th, the pair fell to as low as 110.38, which means it has gained as much as 250 pips in just 11 trading days. How come? Was there…

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USDJPY Changes Direction Twice in Two Days

It has been a volatile week for USDJPY. The pair started the session on a positive note and rose to 111.76 on Wednesday. However, instead of keeping up the momentum the bulls quickly exhausted their options and allowed the bears to breach the previous swing low at 110.69 and drag USDJPY down to 110.38 on…

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As USDJPY Plunges, Ralph Elliott is Smiling Somewhere

It has been a wild ride for USDJPY traders last week. The pair opened at 111.31 on Monday and rose to 111.83 on Wednesday before crashing to 110.69 by Friday. It still managed to close the session above the 111.00 mark, but that is hardly a big relief for breakout traders, who thought joining the…

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Japanese Yen Refuses to be the Dollar’s Latest Victim

Last week, when most major currencies like the euro, the Canadian dollar and the British pound (not to mention the Turkish lira) fell against the U.S. dollar, one currency managed not only to hold its ground, but to actually gain some against the greenback. The Japanese yen ‘s rise dragged the USDJPY pair down to…

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GBPJPY Bears Remove a Major Hurdle

It has been less than 20 days since our last update on GBPJPY. On July 20th we shared our view that the pair is “looking into the hard Brexit abyss” and while the pair was trading around 146.20, we concluded that much lower levels should be expected. Of course, the bearish outlook was not based…

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Crude Oil and USDJPY Ruled by One Pattern

Everything was going so well for USDJPY and crude oil bulls until last week, when both the exchange rate and the WTI crude price made sharp bearish reversals. Oil fell from as high as $72.88 to $67.40 a barrel, while USDJPY plunged from 111.40 to 108.95. Normally, the media tried to explain the selloffs with…

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Trade War Fears Shrugged Off by USDJPY

Less than a month ago, USDJPY was trading below 105.00 after plunging to 104.64. The media hurried to explain the dollar’s weakness against the Japanese yen with the looming trade war between the United States and China. Today, a trade war between the two largest economies is a near certainty, after China threatened to fight…

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USDJPY’s Sudden Change of Heart Explained

Not too long ago, on November 6th, the U.S. dollar climbed to as high as 114.73 against the Japanese yen, which was its highest level since mid-March. But instead of maintaining the bullish momentum, USDJPY had a sudden change of heart and reversed to the south. Two trading weeks later, the pair closed slightly above…

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USDJPY’s Chart Was Bullish Three Weeks Ago

Less than a month ago, on October 16th, USDJPY fell to 111.65 and it looked like more weakness would follow. Instead, the pair is currently trading above 114.30, after it climbed to 114.73 yesterday, November 6th. The good news is that traders did not have to watch from the sidelines, because the Elliott Wave Principle…

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GBPJPY On Its Elliott Wave Way to 160?

Despite the fact that volatility drops significantly during the summer, obviously not everyone was on vacation, because on August 9th we received an on demand order to make an Elliott Wave analysis of GBPJPY. Back then, the pair was hovering around 142.50 and has been moving sideways between 148.50 and 135.60 for more than half…

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