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Is Now the Time for Japanese Yen Bears To Get Back In?

Currencies / Japanese Yen Apr 04, 2013 - 12:31 PM GMT

By: Simit_Patel

Currencies

We've been making the bear case for the Yen for some time now -- see our Japan archive, and our Guide to the Japanese Debt Crisis. Over the past three weeks -- since March 11 to be precise -- the Yen has been strengthening. Which begs the question: when will be a good time for Yen bears to speculate on the resumption of a downwards trend? Or is a larger move to the downside still to come?


Consider the chart below of AUD/JPY, my favorite Yen pair to trade. Unfortunately some life events got in the way and I was not able to watch the markets as closely as I would have liked (perhaps I should have setup an alert -- I still need to fine tune the logistics of how I monitor markets), as I would have liked to enter in the green area highlighted below. That area is near the 50% Fibonacci level of the move from 93.25 to 99.75 (February 26 to March 11), which is denoted by the dashed gray line on the chart below. The shaded green area also coincides with a horizontal support level.


If the market can re-test that level, I'd be inclined to enter.

Over on the USDJPY daily chart, we see price forming a hammer right around the 50 moving average.


I'm focused on AUDJPY, although if I was trading USDJPY, I'd prefer to see a test of 92 before considering an entry.

What do you think about trading the yen at the current moment?

By Simit Patel
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