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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Key Trend Line in Focus

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Key Trend Line in Focus

2015-02-20 04:51:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 181.79, 180.84, 178.76
  • Resistance: 184.27, 186.34, 187.79

The British Pound has stalled against the Japanese Yen following a retest the boundaries of the down trend since early December. Near-term resistance is in the 183.50-184.27 area (trend line, 61.8% Fibonacci retracement), with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 76.4% at 186.34. Alternatively, a reversal below resistance-turned-support at 181.79 clears the way for a challenge of the 23.6% Fib expansion at 180.84.

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: Key Trend Line in Focus

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

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