The USD/JPY has reached a new low level, as on Friday the rate traded in limbo around the 109.60 level.
Namely, the 109.45 level was supporting the rate and the 109.70 level was providing resistance.
The Federal Reserve released the FOMC Meeting Minutes data, where the US policymakers provide in-depth insights into the economic and financial conditions that influenced their vote on where to set interests rates.
The US policymakers showed that they were in no rush to change interest rates, despite the fact that the US economy remains to strengthen. Members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted on leaving the rates unchanged, as they continue to use "wait-and-see" approach.
One last data set
USD/JPY short-term daily reviewOn the hourly candle chart it could be observed on Friday that the rate had plummeted down to the levels near 109.60 and begun to trade around it. In general, this was seen as a wide range consolidation of the decline.
Hourly ChartOn the daily candle chart it can be seen that the 100-day simple moving average, which was touched, indicated that the rate is no longer oversold.
On Friday, Swiss Foreign Exchange data revealed that traders have remained long on USD/JPY.
Namely, on Friday, 59% of all open position volume was in long positions.
Meanwhile, trader set up pending orders were almost neutral, as 52% of pending commands in the 100-pip range were set to sell.