USDJPY on Friday rose 1.44% to 141.14. Week ending 2023-07-28 moved lower by -0.44%. What happened.

USDJPY Analysis

Friday1.44%200.999 Pips
Week 2023-07-28-0.44%-63 Pips
July-2.16%-312.1 Pips

Upcoming key events for the new week (London Time)

Tue 03:00 PM ISM Manufacturing PMI
Wed 01:15 PM ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
Thu 01:30 PM Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims
Thu 03:00 PM ISM Services PMI
Fri 01:30 PM Average Hourly Earnings (12-mth)
Fri 01:30 PM Nonfarm Payroll Employment

What happened over the week

🇺🇸 U.S. UoM 5-year Consumer Inflation Expectation in July below forecast and dropped to 3% compared to previous figure 3.1% in June Source: University of Michigan
🇺🇸 U.S. Employment Cost Index in Q2 below forecast and dropped to 1% compared to previous figure 1.2% in Q1
🇺🇸 U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures – Price Index (1-mth) in June exceed forecast and rose to 0.2% compared to previous figure 0.1% in May
🇯🇵 Japan Bank of Japan Short-Term Policy Interest Rate unchanged at -0.1% compared to previous rate -0.1% Source: Bank of Japan
🇺🇸 U.S. Pending Home Sales (1-mth) in June rose to 0.3% compared to previous figure -2.5% (revised from -2.7%)
🇺🇸 U.S. Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (3-mth) in Q2 preliminary estimate below forecast and dropped to 3.8% compared to previous figure 4.9% in Q1 Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
🇺🇸 U.S. GDP Annualized in Q2 preliminary estimate exceed forecast and rose to 2.4% compared to previous figure 2% in Q1 Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
🇺🇸 U.S. Durable Goods Orders in June exceed forecast and rose to 4.7% compared to previous figure 1.8, revised from 1.7% in May Source: Census Bureau
🇺🇸 In the week ending 22 July, U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims dropped to 221K compared to previous figure 228K Source: Department of Labor
🇺🇸 U.S. Fed Interest Rate Decision (Federal Funds Rate) rose to 5.5% compared to previous rate 5.25% Source: Federal Reserve
🇺🇸 U.S. Housing Price Index (1-mth) in May unchanged at 0.7% compared to previous report in April.

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

USDJPY on Friday rose 1.44% to 141.14. Price is above 9-Day EMA while Stochastic is rising. For the week ending 2023-07-28, the pair dropped -0.44% or -63 pips lower.

Looking ahead on Monday, USDJPY looks bullish as the pair ended higher after Friday trading session.

For the new week, our technical outlook is mixed. To see upside interest, we prefer to look at price breakout of week high of 141.81 or at least consolidates above Weekly Pivot level of 140.34. On the downside, we are looking at week low 138.06 or 138.86 (WS1) as immediate support level. USDJPY need to break on either side to indicate a short-term bias. A close below week low of 138.06 would indicate selling pressure.

For the month of July, USDJPY is down by -2.16% or -312.1 pips lower.

Weekly key levels to watch out:

Weekly Pivot140.34

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