Recent Price action: Recent price action looks to be in a distribution phase: (arguably a triple top), wipsaw movements, and no clear respect for holding support levels after making gains, etc. Some may call this stop hunting, either way is to to be on guard for what is to happen next.
Technically Speaking:Textbook H&S: is always thrown out there by every trader anytime something similar develops, however this would be textbook material. Left shoulder, a head distinctly defined, a right shoulder with a lower high, and most importantly a break of a clear and a retest.
- not only did we break the rising support, we also broke key support over the last few days
- After testing a past "S1", price spiked back up to the neckline and has not been able to penetrate it
SentimentAs traders we have to define trends whether that be immediate, intermediate, and long term trends. In the immediate we have a in between two near-term key-support/resistance levels. In the midst of hard news the last few days, we can expect to see more emotional exaggerations in price swings. DJT has already caused alarm with traders; mentioning weaker dollar, not talking about policies, mentioning policies that are likely to be inflationary and boost deficit spending. The more he disappoints the market, we may see longer and more exaggerated moves similar to when traders were in high anticipation of rate hikes with JY.
Conclusion - We are still in a downtrending in the USDJPY pair. Although we violated the line recently, we have failed to make a significant move above it. The most recent price action would confirm the bias with distribution patterns in addition to a setup. These areas are best left for short-swing moves and should not yet be considered for a significant long position. Additionally, it would be wise not to let your portfolio suffer on the emotional waves of foreign countries digesting a Trump presidency or from DJT's tweets / comments.
As mentioned, this is a big week for investors to gain footing and other economic events leading into next week. I do expect a technical bounce in the near future, but one should stay vigilant and manage risk/profits accordingly