EURJPY Future Direction Hinges on 121.00

by Justin Bennett  · 

January 23, 2020

by Justin Bennett  · 

January 23, 2020

by Justin Bennett  · 

January 23, 2020

I discussed the EURJPY in Saturday’s Forex forecast video.

The key takeaway from that analysis was the ascending channel that extends from the 2019 low that developed last September.

It’s the same channel I pointed out on January 6th.

Here’s the EURJPY segment of Saturday’s video:

Notice how the EURJPY struggled at the 122.60 resistance area this week.

However, the future direction for the risk-sensitive pair hinges on what lies just below today’s price.

At the moment, ascending channel support comes in near the 121.00 handle.

Why is that significant?

It’s significant because the ascending channel below (second chart) has directed the short-term uptrend that began last September.

The broader trend for EURJPY is also still pointed lower.

That’s evident by the descending channel since the February 2018 high.

Here’s a view from the weekly time frame:

EURJPY descending channel on the weekly time frame

Given the combination of the smaller ascending channel within the longer-term downtrend, an eventual break lower does seem likely.

Of course, we can’t rule out the bullish scenario entirely, especially while the EURJPY is above ascending channel support on a daily closing basis.

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But just like I mentioned in yesterday’s CADJPY video, I’m only interested in shorts given the longer-term downtrend here.

A close below channel support near 121.00 would expose 119.20 and perhaps the 2019 low at 116.20.

Alternatively, a push higher would likely encounter resistance in the 122.60 area, followed by the descending channel top near 123.80.

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EURJPY ascending channel within a larger descending channel

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  2. Hi Justin, I also see a support which is now resistance on the weekly chart, starting in 2012 and another low in 2016 and then it broke in july last year. Would you agree on that? Thanks

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