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U.S. Dollar/Japanese Yen (^USDJPY)

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U.S. Dollar/Japanese Yen Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Gains on Strong U.S. Economic Data while EUR/USD Weakens on Rising European Covid Infections

The dollar index (DXY00) on Thursday rose +0.351 (+0.38%). Dec euro-fx futures (E6Z0) are down -0.0031 (-0.26%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell -0.0044 (-0.37%). Dec yen futures (J6Z0) are down -0.0001 (-0.01%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rose +0.31 (+0.30%).

The dollar index on Thursday posted moderate gains on strong U.S. economic data and on doubts on the prospects for a U.S. pandemic stimulus deal. EUR/USD fell on dollar strength and rising Covid infection rates in Europe. USD/JPY rose on reduced safe-haven demand for the yen after stocks rallied.

Thursday's U.S. economic data was supportive of the dollar. U.S. weekly initial unemployment claims fell -55,000 to 787,000, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 870,000. Also, Sep existing home sales rose +9.4% to a 14-1/4 year high of 6.54 million, stronger than expectations of 6.30 million. In addition, Sep leading indicators rose +0.7% m/m, stronger than expectations of +0.6% m/m.

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Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 13, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
-86,989 (-887)
-117,085 (+1,983)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
-47,245 (-1,466)
-27,269 (-2,592)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
-4,695 (-111)
-92,730 (+938)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
-92,746 (-451)
-10,625 (+708)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
-27,822 (-1,913)
-32,390 (-2,377)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
-926 (unch)
-564 (unch)

Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
104.341 +0.48%
on 10/21/20
106.105 -1.19%
on 10/07/20
-0.470 (-0.50%)
since 09/23/20
104.000 +0.81%
on 09/21/20
107.047 -2.06%
on 08/13/20
-1.950 (-1.88%)
since 07/23/20
101.255 +3.55%
on 03/09/20
112.219 -6.57%
on 02/20/20
-3.784 (-3.54%)
since 10/23/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 105.195
1st Resistance Point 105.021
Last Price 104.801
1st Support Level 104.572
2nd Support Level 104.297

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52-Week High 112.219
Fibonacci 61.8% 108.031
Fibonacci 50% 106.737
Fibonacci 38.2% 105.443
Last Price 104.801
52-Week Low 101.255

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