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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Rally Stalls Near 6-Year High

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Rally Stalls Near 6-Year High

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 186.60, 184.31, 183.03
  • Resistance: 188.23, 190.88, 193.02

The British Pound paused to consolidate after rising to the highest level in six years against the Japanese Yen. Near-term resistance is at 188.23, the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 38.2% level at 190.88. Alternatively, a reversal below the 14.6% Fib at 186.60 clears the way for a challenge of the November 6 high at 184.31.

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 that taking up the short side is premature. With that in mind we will remain flat for now.

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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Rally Stalls Near 6-Year High

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

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