EUR/JPY trades in a vacillating fashion below the 157.00 hurdle

EUR/JPY alternates gains with losses in the sub-157.00 region on Thursday, following the recovery attempt seen in the previous day. In the meantime, the cross remains stuck within the consolidative range and the breakout of it exposes a visit to the so-far monthly high of 158.65 (September 13) prior to the 2023 top at 159.76 (August 30), which precedes the key round level at 160.00.

On the downside, the so far monthly low of 154.34 (October 3) emerges as the initial contention in case of bearish attempts. So far, the longer-term positive outlook for the cross appears favored while above the 200-day SMA, today at 149.72.