USD/JPY & CB Consumer Confidence: How long can be the correction in the US dollar?
This week we'll have some major headlines in terms of macro data from the United States and today we'll start with the CB Consumer Confidence due to be released at 14:00 GMT. Last reading gave us a 97.3 number, but analysts are expecting a possible decrease at least to the 97.2 for August. During the last three data, CB showed a positive pattern, with only posting a decline from 94.7 to 92.6 in May.
Overall, in terms of technical analysis for USD/JPY at H1 chart, following the Jackson Hole Symposium that strengthened to the US Dollar across the board, we're seeing a consolidation above the 50 and 200 SMA. The nearest support can be found at the 101.87 level, that should have a breakout to the downside in the negative scenario from CB Consumer Confidence, while a positive one should push the pair to test higher levels above the resistance zone of 102.33.