Even if the USDJPY pair posted the biggest weekly gains in seven in the last, it remains inside a bearish channel. Additionally keeping the Yen pair sellers hopeful is the quote’s repeated failures to cross the 100-SMA. That said, the quote currently drops towards a one-week-old support line, close to 128.00. However, the May 2022 low will join the lower line of a five-week-old descending trend channel, near 126.35-30, to pose as a tough nut to crack for the bears. In a case where the pair remains bearish past 126.30, the odds of witnessing a slump toward the 120.00 psychological magnet can’t be ruled out.
Alternatively, USDJPY can witness short-term buying in case of a successful upside break of the 100-SMA, close to 130.75. Following that, the top line of the stated bearish channel, around 132.50, will be important for the Yen pair buyers to watch. It should be noted that the 200-SMA level surrounding 132.85 and the 133.00 round figure act as additional upside filters before giving control to the bulls.
Hence, USDJPY bears are in the driver’s seat even if the 126.35-30 support confluence challenges further downside.