USD/JPY poised to test 122 on Greece turmoil?

FXStreet (Mumbai) – The Japanese currency continues to outperform the American dollar in the mid-Asian trades, now pushing USD/JPY to fresh session lows near 122 handle. The major keeps its downside bias intact as the traders favoured safe-haven appeal in yen as the Greek situation continues to roil global markets.

Yen benefits on risk-off flows amid Greece crisis

Currently, the USD/JPY pair trades -0.25% lower at fresh session lows 122.20, heading further for a test of 122 barrier. The dollar-yen extends its descent for the third straight session the USD bulls failed to defend the 122.50 – key levels, thereby negating the near term bullish bias.

Further, the latest updates on Greece, citing that Greece once again rejected the last minute opportunity offered by European commission President Juncker just ahead of today IMF repayment deadline. Markets flocked to safety asset on this news, hence supporting the upbeat momentum in JPY.

While markets also ignored upbeat US pending home sales data released on Monday as risk-off sentiments drove USD/JPY lower. Looking ahead, we have a data-packed European session, beside all eye will be on Greece headlines which is likely to be the major market mover today.

USD/JPY Technical Levels

To the upside, the next resistance is located 122.73 (Today’s High) levels and above which it could extend gains 123 levels. To the downside immediate support might be located at 122.10 (June 29 Low) below that at 121.48 (May 26 Low) levels.

The Japanese currency continues to outperform the American dollar in the mid-Asian trades, now pushing USD/JPY to fresh session lows near 122 handle. The major keeps its downside bias intact as the traders favoured safe-haven appeal in yen as the Greek situation continues to roil global markets.

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