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USDJPY: Triangle Pattern Is Pointing Down

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June 17 2014

USDJPY has turned nicely down at the start of the year from 105.50. A decline can be counted in five waves in the shape of a leading diagonal, so we think that this is the first leg of a minimum three waves bearish structure.

Therefore we expect a decline through 100.72 and extensions beneath the 100 psychological level, but just not yet. Notice that in mid-May the market bounced from the 100.80 level after only three legs down from above 104.

A three wave structure is a correction so it seems that the decline was just part of a bigger and complex corrective wave (B) that can be a triangle if we consider latest three wave rise up in wave C that appears complete, so the current leg down is wave D). With that in mind, the wave pattern that we are tracking should send USDJPY down and through 100 level after wave E). From time perspective USDJPY could break down during the summer, while 104 level should stay untouched.

USDJPY Daily Elliott Wave Analysis



Elliott Wave Education: Triangle Pattern

A Triangle is a common 5 wave pattern labeled A-B-C-D-E that moves counter-trend and is corrective in nature. Triangles move within two channel lines drawn from waves A to C, and from waves B to D. A A triangle is either contracting or expanding depending on whether the channel lines are converging or expanding. Triangles are overlapping five wave affairs that subdivide 3-3-3-3-3.






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