Current trend

The USD/JPY pair was growing during the trade session on Tuesday. This was caused by hawkish comments of some FRS officials. US stocks were growing too, which influenced dollar rate positively, putting pressure on the yen. The values of Markit Manufacturing PMI and Markit PMI Composite turned out to be lower than expected. Nevertheless, the index values above 50 points show the overall economy growth, strengthening the US dollar.

The pinnacle event of the week is release of FOMC meeting minutes. During the release, the market would probably experience high volatility.

Support and resistance

On the H4 chart, the pair was corrected to the middle line of Bollinger Bands. The MACD histogram is near zero line and has minimum volume, the signal line is ready to cross the zero line from below, which will be a signal to open long positions. Stochastic is in neutral zone, near the oversold zone. If this border is crossed, this will be a signal to buy.

Support levels: 113.00, 112.75, 112.30, 112.00, 111.65.

Resistance levels: 113.50, 113.88, 114.41, 115.00, 115.50.

Trading tips

Long positions with targets at 113.80 and stop-loss at 112.80 may be opened at the current price.

Short positions could be opened at the level of 112.80 with targets at 112.30 and stop-loss at 113.15.

Implementation time: 1-2 days.

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