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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Bottom Forming at August Low?

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Bottom Forming at August Low?

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 170.41, 169.00, 167.84
  • Resistance: 171.63, 172.34, 173.05

The British Pound continues to test key support marked by the mid-August low against the Japanese Yen. A daily close below the August 15 low at 170.41 exposes the 169.00-33 area marked by the September 8 low and the 100% Fibonacci expansion. Alternatively, a reversal above the 38.2% Fib retracement at 171.63 clears the way for a challenge of the 50% threshold at 172.34.

Risk/reward considerations argue against entering short with prices sitting at support. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bullish reversal signal suggests taking up the long side is premature. We will remain flat for now.

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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Bottom Forming at August Low?

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

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

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