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USD/JPY can’t hold above 111.00, falls to session lows

  • US dollar’s reversal from 112.00 high extends below 111.00 level.
  • Yen appreciates against a weaker dollar in a risk-off session.
  • The pair expects to consolidate between 110.30 and 111.70 – UOB.

The US dollar has been trading sideways, moving around 111.00 level against the Japanese yen on Monday. USD/JPY has opened the week on a soft note with investors awaiting the release of the US Non-Farm Payrolls report due next Friday.



US dollar falls further from yearly highs.

For the third consecutive day, the pair is lowering, extending its reversal from 19-month highs just above 112.00 last week, to levels below 111.00.

With markets in China and South Korea closed for the national holiday, the US dollar has been on the defensive. Against a stronger yen, the dollar has fallen on a risk-averse sentiment among investors wary of making dollar bets ahead of Friday’s jobs report.

Markets have been more attentive to concerns about the monetary policy than to the better-than-expected macroeconomic data from August. That showed US factory orders improving beyond expectations despite the bottleneck in global supply chains.

USD/JPY: expected to consolidate below 112.00 – UOB

According to the UOB Group’s currency analysis team, the US dollar may have ended its recent rally at 112.00. For that reason it will consolidate at the current levels in the coming weeks.

“The USD broke the ‘strong support’ level at 111.10 (low 110.89).

The USD strength that started more than a week ago has apparently come to an end.

The current move is considered the early stages of a consolidation phase and the USD is likely to trade between 110.30 and 111.70 for now.”

EUR/JPY manages to advance beyond 129.00 level at the start of the week, making a fairly moderate comeback after making a floor at 128.50 earlier in the session.


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