USD/JPY Price Analysis: Dollar extends losses as market fears embolden yen

USD/JPY is trading in an ascending channel while above the main daily simple moving averages (SMAs).  |  25/02/2020 16:20
  • USD/JPY is retracing down for the third day in a row after last week’s massive bullish breakout.
  • The level to beat for bears is the 109.80 support.
  • Coronavirus fears are sending markets in risk-off mode, attracting investor to buy yen.
 

USD/JPY daily chart

 
USD/JPY is trading in an ascending channel while above the main daily simple moving averages (SMAs). The quote is correcting down after a massive breakout last week. As the Coronavirus is spreading the markets are entering risk-off mode, increasing the demand for yen.
 

USD/JPY four-hour chart

 
As expected the spot broke below the 110.65/35 support zone opening the gates to a deeper pullback down towards the 109.80 and 109.30 levels. The 110.65/35 support zone is now turning resistance and could weather bullish attempts.
  
 
Resistance: 110.65, 110.35, 111.00
Support: 109.80, 109.30, 108.60
 
 

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