News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

0

Notifications

Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Mixed
Oil - US Crude
Bearish
Wall Street
Mixed
Gold
Bearish
GBP/USD
Mixed
USD/JPY
Bullish
More View more
Real Time News
  • Forex Update: As of 11:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇦🇺AUD: 0.31% 🇳🇿NZD: -0.00% 🇨🇦CAD: -0.02% 🇬🇧GBP: -0.15% 🇪🇺EUR: -0.18% 🇨🇭CHF: -0.30% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/3l4wXOECwe
  • Indices Update: As of 11:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: FTSE 100: 0.71% Germany 30: 0.36% France 40: 0.27% Wall Street: -0.20% US 500: -0.33% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/dBKsn9756w
  • It’s important for traders to be familiar with FX spreads as they are the primary cost of trading currencies. Understand a pair's spread here: https://t.co/zEEUHZBx7g https://t.co/D6pqxwS0eY
  • Coming up at half past the hour... my free webinar on market sentiment. Do join me if you can. You can sign up here: https://www.dailyfx.com/webinars #sentiment
  • 💶 Inflation Rate MoM Flash (FEB) Actual: 0.2% Previous: 0.2% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2021-03-02
  • 💶 Inflation Rate YoY Flash (FEB) Actual: 0.9% Expected: 0.9% Previous: 0.9% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2021-03-02
  • 💶 Core Inflation Rate YoY Flash (FEB) Actual: 1.1% Expected: 1.1% Previous: 1.4% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2021-03-02
  • Italy will likely seek more stimulus as the outlook for coronavirus worsens $EUR
  • Heads Up:💶 Inflation Rate MoM Flash (FEB) due at 10:00 GMT (15min) Previous: 0.2% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2021-03-02
  • Heads Up:💶 Inflation Rate YoY Flash (FEB) due at 10:00 GMT (15min) Expected: 0.9% Previous: 0.9% https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2021-03-02
GBP/JPY Bound to Support Before BoE

GBP/JPY Bound to Support Before BoE

Michael Boutros, Strategist
  • GBP/JPY short-bias vulnerable above 133.56
  • Updated targets & invalidation levels

GBPJPY Daily

GBP/JPY Bound to Support Before BoE

Chart Created Using TradingView

Broader Technical Outlook: Last month GBPJPY rebounded off a long-term trendline support dating back to 2011 with the advance breaking back above former channel support. Note that the 61.8% retracement of the post-Brexit rally also converges on this region. The pair is now testing this slope as support to open August trade and if GBPJPY is moving higher, we will want to see this level hold.

Daily RSI has continued to hold 40-support with a topside resistance trigger now in play. A rally higher targets subsequent topside objectives at 140.66 backed by a more significant Fibonacci confluence at 144.48/37. A break below the figure risks a drop back into long-term slope support and we’ll reserve this mark as our broader bullish invalidation level.

Avoid the pitfalls of near-term trading strategies by steering clear of classic mistakes. Review these principles in the "Traits of SuccessfulTraders” series.

GBPJPY 30min

GBP/JPY Bound to Support Before BoE

Notes: The pair has continued to trade within the confines of a well-defined descending pitchfork formation extending off the late-July highs with the immediate short-bias at risk while above 133.56-134.19- a range defined by the 61.8% retracement and the 1.618 extension of the decline off last month’s high. Note that the pair has been marking some divergence into these lows and suggests that downside momentum may be waning here.

Interim resistance stands with the median-line / weekly & monthly open at 135.38 with a breach higher targeting 136.10 & the upper parallel. A rally surpassing 137.46 would be needed to validate the reversal with such a scenario eyeing subsequent objectives at 138.56 and the 61.8% retracement at 139.67. From a trading standpoint, i would be looking to fade near-term weakness into this region.

A quarter of the daily average true range (ATR) yields profit targets of 67-70 pips per scalp. Added caution is warranted heading into the Bank of England interest rate decision tomorrow with the release likely to fuel increased volatility in sterling crosses. Continue tracking this setup and more throughout the week- Subscribe to SB Trade Desk and take advantage of the DailyFX New Subscriber Discount.

Help fine-tune you entries, click here to learn more about the DailyFX Grid Sight Index (GSI)

Relevant Data Releases

GBP/JPY Bound to Support Before BoE

Other Setups in Play:

Looking for trade ideas? Review DailyFX’s 2016 3Q Projections

---Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

Follow Michaelon Twitter @MBForex contact him at mboutros@dailyfx.com or Click Here to be added to his email distribution list

Join Michael for Live Scalping Webinars on Mondays on DailyFX and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s on SB Trade Desk at 12:30 GMT (8:30ET)

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES