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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Recovery Hinted Ahead

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Recovery Hinted Ahead

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 177.71, 176.31, 174.59
  • Resistance: 178.48, 179.73, 180.74

The British Pound may be readying to turn higher against the Japanese Yen after prices put in a bullish Morning Star candlestick pattern. A daily close above the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 178.48 exposes the 38.2% level at 179.73. Alternatively, a turn below the 14.6% Fib at 177.71 opens the door for a test of triple bottom support at 176.31.

The available trading range is too narrow to justify entering a trade on the long or short side from a risk/reward perspective. With that in mind, we will remain flat for now, waiting for price action to offer a more compelling opportunity down the road.

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Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

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

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