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Forex: GBP/JPY Technical Analysis – Pound Rally Loses Steam

By , Currency Strategist
10 March 2014 02:42 GMT

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 171.87 (38.2% Fib exp.), 170.70 (23.6% Fib exp.)
  • Resistance: 172.81 (50% Fib exp.), 173.76 (61.8% Fib exp.)

The British Pound is treading water below the 173.00 figure to the Japanese Yen. Near-term resistance at 172.81, the 50% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that targeting the 61.8% level at 173.76. Alternatively, a move below support at 171.87 – the 38.2% Fib – aims for the 23.6% expansion at 170.70.

Prices are wedged too tightly between short-term support and resistance levels to justify a trade on risk/reward grounds. A Shooting Star candlestick seemingly warns of ebbing upside momentum and hints a turn lower may be in the cards, but confirmation remains elusive. We will remain on the sidelines for now until greater clarity emerges.

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--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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10 March 2014 02:42 GMT