USD/JPY Hits New Long-Term High for Potential Uptrend Continuation

<p>USD/JPY (daily chart) as of March 7, 2013 has broken out above its long-term high of 94.44 set in mid-February, establishing a new 34-month high […]</p>

USD/JPY (daily chart) as of March 7, 2013 has broken out above its long-term high of 94.44 set in mid-February, establishing a new 34-month high for the pair. This renewed bullishness has been in place for the past week after price made a minor pullback in late February slightly below the 91.00 level. This also occurs within the context of a strong and steep bullish trend that has been in place for the past five months. During the course of this bullish trend there has still been very little in the way of significant pullbacks or corrections.

Although the noted late-February pullback broke below key 92.00 support, it was far from a major correction, and did not pose any real threat to the integrity of the entrenched uptrend. Currently, price is approaching its key upside target around the 95.00 resistance area. In the further event of a strong breakout above that level, the next major resistance objective to the upside resides around the 98.00 level. To the downside, key support continues to reside around 92.00.

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