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EUR/JPY rebounds on 6-week low; bullish correction is expected

EUR/JPY is trying to snap the ten consecutive negative daily trading sessions after it created a six-week low near 129.20 on Tuesday. A bullish pullback in the short-term is expected further supported by the technical indicators.

Short-term momentum indicators are also pointing up for a creation of a bullish bias. The RSI indicator is turning positive in the negative zone, while the MACD oscillator recorded a positive cross with the trigger line in the bearish area as well.

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The price is ready to touch the 20-simple moving average near 130.00 in the 4-hour chart following the gains over the past few hours. However, a climb above this obstacle could extend gains towards the 130.60 resistance level before re-challenging the 40-SMA of 130.80. A break above these barriers would shift the short-term bearish mode to a more bullish one as it would take the pair towards the 131.05 resistance.

Conversely, a resumption of the bearish correction in the 4-hour chart could drive the price below the 129.20 low until the 128.93 bottom, taken from the bottom on March 23. Further losses should see the August 2018 low of 127.50 come into view.

by Melina Deltas, XM Investment Research Desk

Melina joined XM in December 2017 as an Investment Analyst in the Research department. She can clearly communicate market action, particularly technical and chart pattern setups. Her technically focused method looks mainly at price action across multiple time frames to capture big moves that develop over the years. She has more than 3 years of experience in analyzing financial markets, specializing in forex, indices, and commodities.

Melina studied Pure Mathematics at Lancaster University and has a Master’s Degree in Monetary and Financial Economics from the University of Cyprus. Currently, she is an associate member of the Society of Technical Analysts (STA) and a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe).

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