USD/JPY Forex Signal - 22 November 2017

Yesterday’s signals were not triggered, as none of the key levels were ever reached.

Today’s USD/JPY Signals

Risk 0.75%.

Trades must be taken from 8am New York time until 5pm Tokyo time, during the next 24-hour period only.

Protect any open trade at 6:30pm.

Short Trades

  • Go short following a bearish price action reversal on the H1 time frame immediately upon the next touch of 112.74 or 113.28.

  • Put the stop loss 1 pip above the local swing high.

  • Move the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Take off 50% of the position as profit when the trade is 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to ride.

Long Trades

  • Go long following a bullish price action reversal on the H1 time frame immediately upon the next touch of 111.52 or 111.25.

  • Put the stop loss 1 pip below the local swing low.

  • Move the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Take off 50% of the position as profit when the trade is 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to ride.

 

The best method to identify a classic “price action reversal” is for an hourly candle to close, such as a pin bar, a doji, an outside or even just an engulfing candle with a higher close. You can exploit these levels or zones by watching the price action that occurs at the given levels.

USD/JPY Analysis

The technical situation is now more bearish than it was yesterday. The nearest bearish trend line has had to be adjusted upwards a little more, but it essentially held and continued to drive the price down. The price did not retrace to even the first, nearest resistance level at 112.73. There has been a clear and strengthening bearish pattern taking hold since the second half of last week. It all began from the earlier rejection of the 6-month high price at 114.50. Longer-term charts show this pair is moving in an expanding range, but ultimately going nowhere.

There is no long-term trend so if you are going to trade this pair it makes sense to trade in the direction of the medium-term flow, which is bearish. I maintain a bearish bias at least until 111.52.

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There is nothing important due today concerning the JPY; it is a public holiday in Japan. Regarding the USD, there will be releases of Core Durable Goods Orders and Unemployment Claims at 1:30pm London time, followed by Crude Oil Inventories at 5pm, and FOMC Meeting Minutes at 7pm.

Adam is a Forex trader who has worked within financial markets for over 12 years, including 6 years with Merrill Lynch. He is certified in Fund Management and Investment Management by the U.K. Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Learn more from Adam in his free lessons at FX Academy.