NIKKEI-225 Analysis Indicates Possibility of Correction

FXOPEN:J225   Nikkei 225 Index (N225)
NIKKEI-225 Analysis Indicates Possibility of Correction from Historically High Levels

On March 21, the value of the Japanese stock index reached a historical maximum, exceeding the level of 41,100 points. This was facilitated by:

→ Weak yen supporting exporters. It increases the value of profits earned abroad for a large number of companies that sell their products abroad and then convert the profits into yen.
→ Demand for shares of Japanese companies paying dividends. For example, shares of air conditioner manufacturer Daikin Industries rose by 2.82%.

At the same time, the NIKKEI-225 chart signals indicate the likelihood of a correction, since:

→ The price is near the upper border of the ascending channel, from which resistance can be expected.
→ Based on the results of trading in the Asian session, a long upper shadow is forming on today’s candle – a sign of selling pressure (as shown by the arrow). It seems that the price of NIKKEI-225 is difficult to stay above the level of 41,000.

If the Japanese stock market follows a correction scenario, the price of NIKKEI-225 may be supported by:
→ the lower boundary of a steeper ascending channel (shown in purple), which runs in the area of the Fibonacci level = 50% of the A→B impulse;
→ psychological level of 40,000.

Bearish sentiment for NIKKEI-225 could be triggered by decisions from the Bank of Japan and the Ministry of Finance, which are concerned about the weakness of the yen — the USD/JPY rate is today near a 34-year low.

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