Hopes grow for inter-Korean talks

Hopes grow for inter-Korean talks as North Koreas ceremonial leader will visit South Korea this week. South Korean prime minister mentioned to US president that good momentum in inter-Korean relationships could continue. Trump on the other hand, agreed that North Koreas participation in the winter Olympics could result in “something good”. Overall, as inter-Korean relationships improve we could see the JPY strengthening as political instability for the region is slowly fading away.

USD/JPY experienced some bullish pressures on Friday, mostly due to the US Employment report, however surrendered some of its gains later on and during today’s Asian morning remaining well between the 111.05 resistance level and the 109.20 support line. We could see the pair continue to trade in a sideways manner with some bullish tone as the pair could be influenced by today’s incoming US financial data. Should the bulls take the driver’s seat we could see it breaking the 111.05 resistance line and aiming for the 112.20 resistance hurdle. On the other hand, should the bears take the reins we could see it breaking the 109.20 support level and aim for the 108.30 support zone.