Daily Technical Report
USD/JPY’s minor rebound is being capped at 78.24 (DeMark™ Level). Moreover, downside risks remain, with the growing probability of a third price retracement back to pre-intervention levels (PIR III) and potentially even a new post world war record low beneath 75.35 (PINL).
Sentiment in the option markets continues to suggest that USD/JPY buying pressure remains overcrowded as everyone continues to try and be the first to call the market bottom.
This may inspire a temporary, but dramatic, price spike through psychological levels at 75.00 and perhaps even sub-74.00. Such a move would help flush out a number of downside barriers and stop-loss orders, which would create healthy price vacuum for a potential major reversal.
The medium/long-term view remains bullish, as USD/JPY verges toward a major long-term 40-year cycle upside reversal. Expect key cycle inflection points to trigger into November-December this year, offering a sustained move above our upside trigger level at 80.00/60, then 82.00 and 83.30.