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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Soars to Six-Year High

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Soars to Six-Year High

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 186.60, 184.31, 182.89
  • Resistance: 188.23, 190.88, 193.02

The British vaulted higher out of consolidation, hitting the highest level in six years against the Japanese Yen. A daily close above the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion at 188.23 exposes the 38.2% level at 190.88. Alternatively, a turn below the 14.6% Fib at 186.60 opens the door for a test of the November 6 high at 184.31.

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, waiting for a more actionable opportunity to present itself.

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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Soars to Six-Year High

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

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