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EURJPY Consolidates Expecting the ECB Decision Ahead

The EURJPY cross consolidates in the overnight trading session expecting the ECB interest rate decision statement that will take place before the U.S. opening bell. The analysts’ consensus doesn’t expect changes both in the interest rate that remains at 0.0% and in the deposit facility rate that keeps at -0.50%.



Technical Overview

The following 8-hour chart shows the EURJPY market participants’ sentiment, where the cross looks consolidating in the extreme bullish zone, developing a flag pattern. This chartist pattern suggests the continuation of the previous movement. In this case, the technical formation could be indicative of further upsides for the following trading sessions.

Moreover, the primary trend identified with the upward trend-line in blue remains on the bullish side. Also, the secondary trendline plotted in green reveals the bullish acceleration of the price action. This market context is confirmed by the EMA(60) to Close Index, with a reading above the level 2.000 that suggests the overbought levels and the potential correction or consolidation of the previous rally.

Short-term Technical Outlook

The EURJPY under the intraday Elliott wave perspective unfolded in its 2-hour chart illustrates the advance in an incomplete corrective rally corresponding to wave ((b)) of Minute degree labeled in black. The internal structure shows the cross advancing in its incomplete wave (c) of Minuette degree marked in blue, suggesting a further upside in the following trading sessions.

At the same time, the previous chart reveals the internal five-wave sequence of wave (c) in blue, which exposes the sideways progress of its fourth wave of Subminuette degree identified in green, which belongs to the wave (c) of Minuette degree. 

In this context, considering that the price action could develop a new upward movement, the cross could advance in its fifth wave in green to the potential target zone between 126.84 and 127.48, where the EURJPY cross could complete the wave (c) in blue, and the wave ((b)) in black. Likewise, once this corrective rally completes, the price could start to develop a downward movement identified as wave ((c)) in black.

In this regard, according to the Elliott Wave theory and considering that the mid-term structure corresponds to an incomplete corrective formation constituted by a three-wave sequence, after the completion of the wave ((b)) in black, the price should start to decline in its wave ((c)) with an internal structure subdivided into a five-wave sequence.

Summarizing, the EURJPY cross currently develops a consolidation pattern, which leads to expect a new upward movement with a potential target between 126.84 and 127.48. Once the price completed its target, the cross may start to decline in a five-wave sequence corresponding to wave ((c)) of Minute degree.

Finally, the invalidation level of the current bullish scenario can be found at 124.566.


By Eduardo Vargas

Eduardo Vargas is a technical analyst and independent trader based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an Industrial Engineer and holds a Master in Finance degree. In 2008 began to trade Chilean stocks listed on IPSA. From 2013 started to trade CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices and ETFs markets. He analyses different markets combining the Elliott Wave analysis with Fibonacci tools. He provides a market mid-long-term vision.

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