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USD/JPY will move on the FOMC meeting
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The meeting of the Federal Reserve at 21:00 Mt time will be the highlight of the day. There is a very high possibility that the event will make an impact on USD/JPY. The pair has opened with a gap down this week but got support around 108.90/70 (50-week MA, 100-day MA). However, on the D1, the 50-day MA has limited the recovery. The Awesome Oscillator on the D1 is negative, so USD/JPY may retest the 108.70/50 area. The next support will be at 108.05. The USD will slide if the Fed mentions the coronavirus. On the other hand, an advance above 109.30 will give the pair a boost towards 109.70.
Trade ideas for USD/JPY
BUY 109.35; TP 109.70; SL 109.20
SELL 109.05; TP 108.75; SL 109.20
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.
Last year was tough for the Japanese yen. USDJPY gained more than 30% over 2022, striking above 150 in October. While anticipation of slower Fed rate hikes pulled the pair below the 130 level at the start of 2023, the speculations over the destiny of BOJ’s yield control policy grabbed the attention of the Japanese assets in the middle of January. What lies ahead for traders of the Japanese yen?