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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Tags One-Month High

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Tags One-Month High

2014-09-02 23:23:00
Ilya Spivak, Sr. Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 172.64, 171.79, 171.26
  • Resistance: 173.33, 174.01, 174.87

The British Pound launched upward against the Japanese Yen as expected, with prices touching the highest level in over a month. Near-term resistance is at 173.33, the 50% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 61.8% level at 174.01. Alternatively, a turn below the intersection of the 38.2% Fib and trend line resistance-turned-support at 172.64 opens the door for a test of the 23.6% expansion at 171.79.

Risk/reward considerations argue against entering long with prices in close proximity to resistance. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests taking up the short side is premature. We will remain flat for now.

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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Tags One-Month High

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

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