Stocks, oil, and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by Covid-19 vaccines.
USD/JPY looks vulnerable
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USD/JPY formed a candlestick on the W1 that strongly resembles a “shooting star”. This happened right at the resistance of the 50% Fibonacci retracement of the April-August decline at 108.40. The weak risk appetite may contribute to the strength of the JPY and the weakness of USD/JPY. On the D1, the pair slipped below the 100-day MA (107.90) on Friday. The next bearish target below the last week’s low of 107.45 lies at 107.10 (50-day MA) and then at 106.70.
EUR/USD fell below 1.1850 after reaching 1.1920 on Monday. The pair consolidated after the initial bearish move.
USD/CAD remains within a downtrend. As a result, selling the pair as it turns down from resistance is the best strategy. Support lies at 1.3125.
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Asian equity markets mostly rallied with risk appetite spurred as trade picked up from Monday’s holiday.
Look at the H1 chart for USD/JPY - is it not a perfect example of a reversal in the resistance zone?