Steroids, implants and botox – just what the Yen needed!

USD/JPY - daily chart
USD/JPY – daily chart

The Bank of Japan took control of it’s currency in grand style last week, having duly selected the largest hypodermic they could find, filled it with steroids, and then injected a syringe full directly into the artery of the dollar yen. The results were both spectacular and instant. The pair promptly soared, breaking out of their recent slide lower, and now all we need is some Botox and implants, to keep the momentum flowing.

Friday’s price continued that of Thursday, with a wide spread up candle adding further bullish momentum, if any more were needed, and taking us through the key resistance level in the 96.50 region on the daily chart. Whilst Thursday’s injection was dramatic, for volume price analysis traders, the price action was validated with extremely high volume, a strong confirming signal that this was indeed a valid move higher, and not a trap up move by the market. Friday’s price action tested the 98.00 region, before closing the week at 97.52, and now preparing, albeit with some medical assistance, to test the psychological 100 level and beyond in the short term.

USD/JPY - monthly chart
USD/JPY – monthly chart

Moving to the monthly chart, here we can see a longer term perspective for the pair, and with the recent bullish trend, supported by strong and rising volumes, we may even see a move on to test the isolated pivot high at the 110.00 level. This may require some additional injections from the BOJ, but with their clear intent now signalled, I’m sure additional steroids, Botox or indeed anything else will be made available, should the need arise in the future.

By Anna Coulling

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Hi – my name is Anna Coulling and I am a full time currency, commodities and equities trader. I have been involved in both trading and investing for over fifteen years and have traded many different financial instruments, from options and futures to stocks and commodities. I write and publish articles ( mostly for free ) for UK and international publications on a wide variety of financial issues, and in particular I enjoy helping others learn how to invest and trade.

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