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Yen Decline Expected Against Rising Dollar


USD/YEN technicals are warning me to stay long dollars via the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish ETF (UUP) and the UltraShort Yen ProShares ETF (YCS). Apart from the very negative financial press lately concerning the worsening liquidity trap in Japan (fear of another bout of serious deflation within a 21 year balance sheet recession), my technical work is WARNING me that the Yen is about to decline significantly against a rising dollar, which actually will be a positive development for Japanese fundamentals. In the aftermath of the Nov.-Jan. upmove in USD/YEN, let's notice that the correction of that advance held BOTH in the vicinity of the up-slanted 50 DMA, and the 50% support leve of the prior upleg (89.30). The fact that USD/YEN has turned up in the last few sessions, and appears to be initiating a new advance argues strongly from a technical perspective that a powerful upside continuation is about to emerge that will head for 92.70/80 to re-assault the declining 200 DMA and the April-Feb. donw trendline. Usually, the second time the price structure rockets into key resistance after a significant low, price prevails. MJP 2/01/10 Noon ET (90.80)

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