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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Candle Setup Hints at Bounce

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Candle Setup Hints at Bounce

2015-01-19 02:53:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 175.65, 174.41, 172.87
  • Resistance: 177.81, 179.06, 181.09

The British Pound may be preparing to launch a recovery against the Japanese Yen after putting in a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. A daily close above the 14.6%Fibonacci retracement at 177.81 exposes the 23.6% level at 179.06. Alternatively a reversal below the 50% Fib expansion at 175.65clears the way for a challenge of the 61.8% threshold at 174.41.

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: Candle Setup Hints at Bounce

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

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