Forecast for USD/JPY on March 8, 2021


Last Friday, the USD/JPY pair continued its intensive growth, reaching above the target level of 108.16. Visually, the price will close today with a white candle, but the Marlin oscillator has already reached the overbought zone and is planning a reversal from the upper limit of its own growing channel. This morning came the data on Japan's balance of payments for January, which showed a deterioration in the indicator: 0.647 trillion yen versus December 1.166 trillion and forecasted 1.23 trillion yen. The data, of course, does not contribute to risk appetite (Nikkei 225 adds 0.2% against the background of the Australian S&P/ASX 200 1.20%). But nevertheless, stock indexes are growing and keeping the dollar from a deep correction. It is possible that the correction will not go even under the overcome level of 108.16 (the top of July 1, 2020), so today can be closed with a small black candle. And tomorrow, the growth will continue to the previously defined target of 109.10. From this level, a deeper correction is already likely and the exit of the signal line of the Marlin oscillator from the growing channel will become false, it will return to it later.


There are no reversal signs on the four-hour chart, only the Marlin slightly decreases with the last three candles growing, but this is still not a trend and not a signal for a reversal. We are waiting for developments. Today, the main factor is time.


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