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Forex Trading: Waiting for USDJPY Short Trigger

Jamie Saettele, CMT

My trading focus remains on the Yen crosses. That’s where the action is so that’s where I’ll play. By any measure-COT, RSI, difference from major moving averages (called the disparity index)-Yen crosses are insanely overbought which raises the risk of ‘snapback’ much like a rubber band that has been stretched too far.

The USDJPY has slipped below 8700 and a drop below yesterday’s 8650 low would create an outside day and present a short opportunity against the high. Initial support is 8565 but a return to 8420/60 (breakout level) isn’t out of the question.

Check out my morning article for more potential setups

--- Written by Jamie Saettele, CMT, Senior Technical Strategist for

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