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GBP/JPY & EUR/JPY Charts Suggest Another Push Higher Coming

GBP/JPY & EUR/JPY Charts Suggest Another Push Higher Coming

2020-08-20 16:36:00
Paul Robinson, Strategist
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GBP/JPY & EUR/JPY Highlights:

  • GBP/JPY consolidating, could break resistance soon
  • EUR/JPY pullback hits support, bull-flag forming

GBP/JPY moving sideways within the context of an uptrend since late June suggests another push higher could come soon. A firm break above the June swing-high will likely have the area around 140.82 in play, a spot that acted as resistance and support from October to February.

A subsequent break beyond the above mentioned levels could open up room to trade to the February 2018 trend-line and a pair of peaks (~144.60), created before the coronavirus rout. All-in-all, this could mean another 500 pips is in store in the not-too-distant future.

To derail the current outlook, a breakdown is needed out of the neatly forming channel since late June (we’ll call it <~137.75). In the event this happens, the 200-day at 137.40 could come into play quickly, along with a parallel from the March low, currently around the 136.75 mark. This would be a big spot of support in the bigger picture.

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GBP/JPY Daily Chart (breakout levels ahead)

GBP/JPY daily chart

GBP/JPY Chart by TradingView

GBP/JPY 4-hr Chart (rising within clean channel)

GBP/JPY 4-hr chart

GBP/JPY Chart by TradingView

EUR/JPY recently recaptured a slope dating all the way back to 2012, a slope that had been tagged numerous times since then, including a couple of instances this year. It is a primary level of support on the daily, but drilling down to the 4-hr there is good short-term support within the context of a solid uptrend. Channel support intersects with an earlier-month high. This makes the current spot especially interesting for a continuation trade higher.

Additionally, there is a bull-flag building that if triggered will validate a hold of support, and should see EUR/JPY higher towards a trend-line from December 2014 and another minor swing-high from 2019. The area resides roughly at 127.50.

Even if the very near-term support fails, there is another strong spot to watch around 124.30 where the June high and recent pullback intersect with the trend-line off the May low. A hold there keeps the upside intact still, while a break could be a trend changer.

EUR/JPY Daily Chart (2012 slope support)

EUR/JPY daily chart

EUR/JPY 4-hr Chart (at support within channel)

EUR/JPY 4-hr chart

EUR/JPY Chart by TradingView

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