Tonight we have the long awaited interest rate decision by the Bank of Japan at 1:00 am EST. It’s been almost seven years since the Zero Interest Rate Policy has been in place, so we could possibly see a monumental move in the pair after the release of this decision. Of course, the market has pretty much factored in a rate hike of 25 bps, so what traders are waiting for really isn’t the number, but the tone of the policy makers after the release. Hawkish or dovish on future monetary policy? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see. Here’s a couple of breakout trade ideas:
Long USD/JPY at 116.15, stop at 115.95, pt1 at 116.35, pt2 at 116.50
Short USD/JPY at 114.85, stop at 115.05, pt1 at 114.65, pt2 at 114.55
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