|Performance after Wednesday|
|Week to-date||-1.55%||-209.7 Pips|
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What happened lately
📆 🇺🇸 USD Consumer Price Index Core s.a in July exceed forecast and rose to 295.28 compared to previous figure 294.35 in June. Source
USD Nonfarm Productivity in Q2 preliminary estimate rose to -4.6% compared to previous figure -7.4% (revised from -7.3%). Source
📆 🇯🇵 JPY Current Account n.s.a. in June below forecast and dropped to -132.4¥ compared to previous figure 128.4¥ in May. Source
What can we expect from USDJPY today?
USDJPY on Wednesday dropped -1.63% to 132.87. Price is below 9-Day EMA while Stochastic is falling.
Updated daily direction for USDJPY looks bearish as the pair posted lower in Wednesday trading session.
Looking ahead for the day, immediate support level is at 131.48 (S1) with break below could see further selling pressure towards 130.09 (S2). On the upside, immediate resistance is at 134.78 (R1). As the current momentum is bearish, we prefer to look at firm break of the recent daily high of 135.30 as an important indicator of buying interest. Failure to break the resistance level would continue to echo bearish sentiment.USDJPY need to break on either side to indicate a short-term bias. A close below 132.00 would indicate selling pressure.
For the week to-date, take note that USDJPY is mixed as the current price action remain uncertain due to trader indecisiveness.
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CPI for all items unchanged in July as fall in gasoline offsets shelter, food increases Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications
Productivity decreases 4.6% in Q2 2022; unit labor costs increase 10.8% (annual rates) Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications
Balance of Payments, June 2022 (Preliminary) Source: Ministry of Finance
Last updated: 12:38 am UTC, 11-Aug 2022
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