USDJPY again flirts with the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of the October 2022 to January 2023 downturn within a five-month-long bullish channel. Though, the overbought RSI (14) and looming bear cross on the MACD signal pullback of the Yen pair. That said, the tops marked in late June and early July join the 21-DMA to highlight the 144.60-50 zone as a short-term key support. In a case where the risk-barometer pair drops below 144.50, the late July swing high around 142.00 might stop the sellers before challenging them with the 140.00 support confluence comprising 100-DMA and the bottom line of the stated channel.
Meanwhile, a daily closing beyond the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level of around 146.50 will direct the USDJPY buyers toward the November 2022 peak of around 148.85 and then to the 149.00 round figure. Following that, the 150.00 round figure might test the Yen pair’s upside before highlighting the previous yearly high of around 152.00.
To sum up, the USDJPY pair’s pullback appears overdue but the downtrend appears off the table beyond 140.00.