Hot Forecast of EUR/JPY for November 17

The EURJPY pair has been making the up and down consolidation move for the past week.

The pair rallied on 9 November. A push higher was extended above 125.00 that is a key psychological barrier zone. But the price failed to close above it. The subsequent fall from resistance of 125.00 erased those gains (and a little more), completing the trading range today.

November 9th's impulsive bullish move with a spike high ended up in a corrective market phase since 10 November. The pair may have also been supported by a descending bearish channel which is coming into play from a technical viewpoint.

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Overall a formation of a bull flag pattern is seen. Explosive moves are often associated with the bull flag .A brief pause in the trend for the past 6 trading days is following a strong price move higher of 9th November. The bull flag pattern looks like a downward sloping channel/rectangle plotted by two parallel trendlines against the preceding trend.

During this period of consolidation, a trade volume is reducing through its formation. A push higher on the breakout above 124.20 may lead EUR/JPY to test the 125.00 critical barrier once again . If the price can stay below 123.30 support level, the sellers will have a shot at going for 123.30 which coincides with a 50% retracement .

Key things to look out for when trading the bull flag pattern are:

  1. Preceding uptrend (flag pole)
  2. Identify downward sloping consolidation (bull flag)
  3. If the retracement becomes deeper than 50%, it may not be a flag pattern. Ideally, the retracement ends at less than 38% of the original trend
  4. Enter at bottom of the flag or on the breakout above the high of the upper channel boundary
  5. Look for price to break higher with a length potentially equal to the size of the flag pole
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