by: FXSolutions

USD/JPY struggled to reach the key 100.00 price level for most of the past week, unable to break this important psychological level until Friday, when price closed the week just around 25 pips above it. Price has not had a daily close above 100.00 for more than five months, so a break of this critical level, even if slight, is a significant technical event. After breaking out and closing above the last high of 99.66, price has tentatively confirmed an uptrend continuation. To begin the upcoming week of April 6-10, 2009, any further bullish momentum that stays above the 100.00 mark could eventually target further major resistance in the 103.00-103.50 support/resistance zone. To the downside, in the event of a break back below 100.00, price should find clear dynamic support around the short-term uptrend support line extending from the second bottom of the 87.00 double bottom, which occurred on 1/21/2009.