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USD/JPY: yen remained in charge to Oct 2014 lows

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    USD/JPY has entered bearish territory on a strong yen and is testing the previous weekly resistance of September 2014 commencing while at current levels on the 109.0 handle. Overnight, the USD/JPY dropped below the psychological 110.0 handle for a low of 109.33, the lowest since October 2014.

    Yen risks balanced to the upside - Scotiabank

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    USD/JPY levels

    Valeria Bednarik, chief analyst at FXStreet explained that in the 4-hours chart, the technical indicators head sharply lower, also within extreme oversold territory, supporting some further declines towards the 109.00 level and below during the upcoming sessions. For the upside, 110.50 would be a short-term deal breaker bears, but the bearish bias should persist below 112.00 and the 20 dma at 112.3.
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