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    USD/JPY fails to reach 112 yen

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    The data "feeds into the idea of a Fed hike in the months ahead and into the concepts of an improving economy in Q2, all of which is important for the dollar."
    - Commonwealth Foreign Exchange (based on MarketWatch)
     
    Pair's Outlook
    USD/JPY turned around before reaching the upper bound of the channel, and the currency pair is now testing the up-trend and 55-day SMA at 110 yen. The base scenario is that this support holds and triggers a rally towards 112 yen, where the rate should meet the April high, weekly R3 and 100-day SMA. If this is not the case and the price falls lower, the sell-off will likely extend down to 107, where support is implied by the monthly S1 and 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the 2011-2015 up-move.
     
    Traders' Sentiment
    The number of bulls by far exceeds the number of bears: 72% of open positions are long and only 28% are short. At the same time, the share of orders set 100 pips around the spot to purchase the Greenback declined from 64 to 46%.
     
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