GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Recovery Hinted Ahead
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- GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
- Support: 173.67, 172.01, 170.41
- Resistance: 175.35, 176.35, 177.39
The British Pound may be readying to launch a recovery against the Japanese Yen after completing a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. Near-term resistance is in the 175.01-35 area, marked by the July 3 high and the 50% Fibonacci retracement, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 38.2% level at 176.35. Alternatively, a turn below the 61.8% Fibat 173.67 opens the door for a test of the 76.4% expansion at 172.01.
Prices are too close to resistance to justify entering long from a risk/reward perspective. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests taking up the short side is premature. With that in mind we will remain flat for now.
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--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com
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