Forecast for USD/JPY on October 21, 2021
The yen has been trading at large daily volumes since the beginning of the week, however, the quotes have been changing all this time in narrow ranges at the technical level of 114.10. The Marlin Oscillator has been moving down since the beginning of the week. Taken together, this means that big players are closing positions and the decline to the first support at 113.12. Consolidation below the level may strengthen the downward correction. A full reversal will take place after the price consolidates below the MACD indicator line at 111.40. After the correction to 113.12, the growth may continue to the range of 115.80-116.15. Unless, of course, the stock markets fail. US indices closed mixed yesterday.
On the four-hour scale, the price approached the MACD line, the Marlin oscillator was already in the downtrend zone. Accordingly, if the price settles below the level of 114.10, which coincides with the support of the MACD line, we expect the price to move towards the target at 113.12 - to the embedded monthly-scale price channel line.