Title : USD/JPY clings to the consolidative theme near term – UOB
Oct 03, 2022 02:05 AM ET
According to UOB Group currency strategists Lee Sue Ann and Quek Ser Leang, USD/JPY is expected to remain in the 143.50-145.60 range in the coming weeks.
"Last Friday, we highlighted that the USD is likely to trade sideways between 144.00 and 145.00. Our view on the sideways trade was not wrong, although the USD traded within a narrower range than expected (144.18/144.82). Further sideways trading would not be surprising, but given the slightly firmer underlying tone, the USD is likely to trade within a higher range of 144.30-145.20.
Next 1-3 weeks: "Our last story was last Tuesday (Sept 27, spot at 144.30), in which we highlighted that upside momentum is starting to consolidate, but the USD has to close above 145.00 before a sustained advance is likely. The USD has been trading sideways in recent days and the momentum build-up has faded. The current move is likely part of a consolidation phase and the USD is likely to trade between 143.50 and 145.60. "