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GBP/JPY Rally Eyeing Near-term Resistance Targets

GBP/JPY Rally Eyeing Near-term Resistance Targets

2016-05-18 16:16:00
Michael Boutros, Strategist
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GBP/JPY Rally Eyeing Near-term Resistance Targets

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Technical Outlook: GBPJPY is attempting a breach above a sliding parallel extending off the late-November low with the broader focus weighted to the topside while above 1.5617/35. This region is defined by the 50% retracement of the advance off the 2011 low & the February low-day close. We’ve been following this trade on SB Trade Desk since rebound off the low median-line earlier this month with the advance through the monthly opening range approaching some near-term resistance targets that could offer a reprieve for the yen. Broader topside objectives are eyed at 162.68 & 163.96- both of which converge on longer-term median-lines and could provide more significant resistance.

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GBP/JPY Rally Eyeing Near-term Resistance Targets

Notes: Last night’s rally in Asia constituted an objective break of the weekly opening range, keeping the topside bias in play. We closed out some long-exposure earlier today with the immediate advance at risk heading into confluence Fibonacci resistance into 160.59/63. Interim support rests at 159.29 backed by 158.47 with our near-term bullish invalidation level pegged at 157.31. A breach above this key resistance threshold eyes subsequent topside targets at 161.75 and the monthly high at 162.80. Continue tracking this setup and more throughout the week- Subscribe to SB Trade Desk and take advantage of the DailyFX New Subscriber Discount.

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