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Head, Shoulders Signal Euro a Buy, BofA Says: Technical Analysis

Investors should buy the euro  against the yen after Japan’s currency completed a head-and-shoulders pattern, signaling further strength in Europe’s currency,
according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
Investors should buy the euro against the yen after Japan’s currency completed a head-and-shoulders pattern, signaling further strength in Europe’s currency, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Investors should buy the euro against the yen after Japan’s currency completed a head-and-shoulders pattern, signaling further strength in Europe’s currency, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

A break in the euro above 102.60 yen completes the pattern, which has taken shape over the past two months, and indicates the euro may rise to 106.82 yen to 108.23 yen by April, MacNeil Curry, head of foreign-exchange and interest-rates technical strategy at the Bank of America Corp. unit in New York, wrote in a research note to clients today.

A head-and-shoulders pattern is formed by three consecutive peaks on a chart, with the highest in the middle.

The euro appreciated 1 percent to 103.18 yen at 2:54 p.m. New York time after Greece’s political leaders said they had reached an agreement on austerity measures needed to obtain a bailout. The 17-nation euro touched 103.29 yen, the highest level since Dec. 12.

To contact the reporter on this story: Allison Bennett in New York at abennett23@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dave Liedtka at dliedtka@bloomberg.net

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