USD/JPY & US NFP July Release: It's time for greenback's bulls?
Today at 12:30 GMT will be released the US Non-Farm Employment change, where the markets are expecting a decrease from 287K to 180 for July's reading. However, last month's data was very positive and Wednesday's US ADP data gave some hints that we could see another positive NFP release today. During the week, some Fed's officials have been talking about the good shape that US economy is having nowadays and following a “muted” tone from FOMC minutes, traders will be highly expecting this release.
Our technical overview for USD/JPY at H4 chart is calling for further declines, as we have been seeing a bearish consolidation below the 200 SMA, after a failed breakout above that dynamic resistance offered by the moving average. There is a critical support placed around the 100.35 level, where we could expect a breakout only if the US NFP is weaker than expected and eventually it can make new “post-Brexit” lows across the board. The bullish scenario can be calling for a very strong support around the 100.35 level, that could give fresh momentum to the pair in order to rally towards weekly's highs.