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USD/JPY Forecast: Bull RSI Divergence Confirmed, Still Too Early To Call Bottom?

  • The daily RSI shows bullish trend reversal. 
  • Still too early to call a bottom as the key descending trendline hurdle is intact. 
  • Further, USD/JPY is at the mercy of the US stocks. 

The 300-point rally in the Dow lifted the USD/JPY pair above the 100-hour moving average (MA), confirming a bullish price-relative strength index (RSI) divergence. 

Daily chart


The above chart shows-

  • Bullish price-RSI divergence marked by lower lows on price and higher lows on the RSI. It indicates a short-term bullish trend reversal. 
  • The descending trendline (drawn from Jan. 8 high and Feb. 2 high) resistance is intact. 
  • 5-day MA and 10-day MA trend south, indicating bearish setup.
  • Bearish crossover between 100-MA and 200-MA. 


  • The chart continues to favor the bears, except for the bullish price RSI divergence. So it is too early to call a bottom. That said, a close above the descending trendline resistance would add credence to the positive RSI divergence and open doors for 107.91. 
    Only a convincing move above 107.91 would mean the sell-off from the January high of 113.39 has ended and the tables have turned in favor of the bulls. 
  • On the downside, a close below 105.25 (Friday's low) would shift attention to 103.74 (May 2013 high). 

Also, the recovery in the USD/JPY will likely be short-lived if the US stocks report losses today. As of writing, the S&P 500 futures are flatlined and with trade war talks in the air, the equities could turn red anytime, hence USD bulls (JPY bears) need to be cautious.


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