Forex: GBP/JPY Technical Analysis – Sellers Focused on 171.00 Mark
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- GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
- Support:170.97 (23.6% Fib exp.), 169.37 (38.2% Fib exp.)
- Resistance: 173.13-56 (Mar 7 high, Apr 3 high)
The British Pound reversed sharply lower against the Japanese Yen, marking the largest daily decline in close to four weeks. Prices are testing support at 170.97, the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion, with a break below that aiming for the 38.2% level at 169.37. Near-term resistance is in the 173.13-56 area, marked by the March 7 and April 3 swing highs.
Risk/reward considerations argue against entering short with prices trading in close proximity to relevant support. On the other hand, taking up the long side looks premature absent a defined bullish reversal signal. With that in mind, we will remain flat for now.
Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com