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USD/JPY: Bearish potential continues to be limited

USD/JPY: Bearish potential continues to be limited

The USD/JPY pair has been trading between 107.30 and 108.10, currently at 107.84, for almost two weeks and is technically neutral.

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“US will release April Durable Goods Orders, seen plunging by 19%, which would be a new record fall. It will also publish the second version of Q1 GDP, seen unchanged at -4.8%, and Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended May 22, seen printing 2.1 million.”

“The potential of a bearish extension seems limited in the short-term, as the 4-hour chart shows that the pair is holding above a flat 20 SMA, while the 100 SMA advances below the 200 SMA. Technical indicators, however, have turned lower within neutral levels.”

“USD/JPY would need to clear one of the extremes of the range to have chances of gaining some directional traction, although, given the ruling uncertainty, it would require a strong catalyst to trigger it.”

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