USDJPY on Friday rose 0.82% to 139.95. Week ending 2023-06-02 moved lower by -0.46%. What happened.

USDJPY Analysis

Friday0.82%113.2 Pips
Week 2023-06-02-0.46%-64.8 Pips
June0.47%64.8 Pips

Upcoming key events for the new week (London Time)

Thu 12:50 AM JPY GDP (3-mth)
Thu 01:30 PM USD Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims

What happened over the week

🇺🇸 Nonfarm Payroll Employment in May exceed forecast and rose to 339K compared to previous figure 294K in April (revised from 253K) Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
🇺🇸 In the week ending 27 May, the Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims rose to 232K compared to previous figure 229K Source: Department of Labor
🇺🇸 Nonfarm Business Labor Productivity in Q1 below forecast and improved to -2.1% compared to previous figure -2.7% in Q4 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
🇺🇸 U.S. ADP Non-Farm Employment Change in May dropped to 278K compared to previous figure 291K (revised from 296K)
🇺🇸 U.S. Housing Price Index (1-mth) in March dropped to 0.6% compared to previous figure 0.7% (revised from 0.5%)
🇯🇵 Japan Jobs / Applicants Ratio in April unchanged at 1.32 points compared to previous report in March. The actual figure is also in line with the forecast Source: JILPT
🇯🇵 Japan Unemployment Rate in April below forecast and dropped to 2.6% compared to previous figure 2.8% in March Source: Statistics Bureau of Japan

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What can we expect from USDJPY for the new week and what happened on Friday?

USDJPY on Friday rose 0.82% to 139.95. Price is above 9-Day EMA while Stochastic is falling. For the week ending 2023-06-02, the pair dropped -0.46% or -64.8 pips lower.

Looking ahead on Monday, USDJPY looks mixed as the pair is likely to consolidate above week low of 138.43.

For the new week, our technical outlook is mixed. To see upside interest, we prefer to look at price breakout of week high of 140.93 or at least consolidates above Weekly Pivot level of 139.77. On the downside, we are looking at week low 138.43 or 138.61 (WS1) as immediate support level. USDJPY need to break on either side to indicate a short-term bias. A close below week low of 138.43 would indicate selling pressure.

For the month of June, USDJPY is up by 0.47% or 64.8 pips higher.

Weekly key levels to watch out:

Weekly Pivot139.77

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