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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: December Top Under Pressure

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: December Top Under Pressure

2015-05-21 22:01:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 188.27, 186.87, 185.74
  • Resistance: 190.53, 192.80, 194.20

The British Pound continues to push higher against the Japanese Yen, with prices moving to challenge December’s swing top. Near-term resistance is in the 189.70-190.53 area (December 5 high, 100% Fibonacci expansion), with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 123.6% level at 192.80. Alternatively, a turn below the 76.4% Fib at 188.27 opens the door for a challenge of the 61.8% expansion at 186.87.

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 an actionable opportunity to present itself.

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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: December Top Under Pressure

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

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