Positions Today Yesterday % Change
Longs 30% 35% -16.67%
Shorts 70% 65% 7.14%
Indicator 4H 1D 1W
MACD (12; 26; 9) Sell Buy Buy
RSI (14) Neutral Neutral Neutral
Stochastic (5; 3; 3) Neutral Sell Sell
Alligator (13; 8; 5) Sell Buy Buy
SAR (0.02; 0.2) Sell Sell Buy

The Friday's trading session for the USD/JPY currency pair started rather calmly, as it remained in the 113.50/20 range. However, bears started to pressure the pair even before US CPI and Retail Sales at 1230GMT in anticipation of weak data. These disappointing expectations realised, setting the US Dollar for a 55-pip fall in one minute. The American currency did manage to recover some losses; however, failed to overcome the 112.70 mark. It is expected that bulls may succeed at pushing the rate slightly higher in this session. Taking into account that it has formed a channel down, gains may be capped near the 112.70/80 mark or, if this level is surpassed, then at the 55-hour SMA circa 113.10. In general, the market is likely to be rather calm today, thus resulting in a lack of volatility for the pair.