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USD/JPY embarks on a significant correction below key daily support

USD/JPY fell on Thursday to a low of 127.51 from a high of 130.05. A combination of lower US yields and global shares are at their lowest point in 18-months has been supporting both the greenback to a fresh 20-year-high and the yen that has moved out of bearish territory vs. the US dollar.

As a consequence of the risk-off sentiment, the DXY, an index that measures the US dollar vs. a basket of rivals is trading at a new cycle high of 104.925, carving out the way towards the 2002 high near 107. However, the yen has caught a bid also, rallying to its way out of a bullish structure on the daily chart. 

Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields, which hit the lowest level in two weeks are down over 3% while the more Fed tentative 2-years are losing 3.7%, weighed by Producer Prices that fell short of expectations. The US Producer Price Index increased by 0.5% in April compared with a 1.6% jump in March. Excluding food and energy, the core PPI climbed by 0.4%, lagging the 0.7% gain expected. Core PPI grew by 1.2% in March. On a year-over-year basis, producer price inflation surged 11% in April, and core PPI jumped 8.8%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.

Meanwhile, the summary of opinions from the April 27-28 Bank of Japan meeting came across as universally dovish and largely unconcerned about rising inflation and the weak yen.  The Next policy meeting is June 16-17 and all signs point to continued dovishness from the BOJ.

USD/JPY technical analysis
The pair has bucked the trend on Thursday, breaking below prior support and has denied the bulls that were otherwise seeking more from the bullish flag pattern on the daily chart:

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