• Broad US dollar weakness across the board weighed on the USD/JPY pair.
  • Falling US Treasury yields and demand for riskier assets keep the USD/JPY subdued.
  • USD/JPY Technical Outlook: Remains upward biased ahead of the US CPI for January.

On Wednesday, the USD/JPY retreats from weekly highs ahead of the release of US inflation figures, alongside the slip of US Treasury yields. At the time of writing, the USD/JPY is trading at 115.44, down 0.08%.

Financial markets mood is positive, as shown by European and US equity indices printing gains. The US 10-year Treasury yield is dipping three basis points, to sit at 1.925%, while the US Dollar Index drops 0.20%, currently at 95.44.

USD/JPY Price Forecast: Technical outlook

In the overnight session for North American traders, the pair reached a daily high at 115.68, followed by a drop to the downslope one-month-old resistance/support trendline that passes around the 115.25-35 area. Even though the USD/JPY retreated to the abovementioned trendline, the pair remained above it, confirming the upward bias. 

That said, the USD/JPY first resistance would be 116.00. Breach of the latter could pave the way for further gains and expose a 24-year-old downslope trendline drawn from August 1998, swing highs that pass around 117.00. An upward break would expose the January 2017 swing high at 118.61.

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