- GBP/JPY gains strong positive traction on Tuesday and breaks through a three-day-old trading range.
- The JPY struggled to attract any safe-haven flows despite concerns about a surge in COVID-19 cases.
- A bout of short-covering provided a modest lift to the GBP and remained supportive of the move up.
The GBP/JPY cross added to its intraday gains and jumped to near three-week tops, closer to the key 135.00 psychological mark during the mid-European session.
The cross caught some fresh bids on Tuesday and finally seems to have confirmed a bullish breakthrough a three-day-old trading range. The momentum was supported by an offered tone surrounding the Japanese yen (JPY) and got an additional boost from a sudden pickup in demand for the British pound (GBP).
The JPY struggled to attract any safe-haven flows despite growing worries about the second wave of the coronavirus infections. This, in turn, fueled fears over renewed lockdown measures and dampened prospects for a V-shaped economic recovery. The market concerns were evident from a fresh leg down in the equity markets.
On the other hand, the GBP managed to regain traction on the back of some intraday short-covering and seemed rather unaffected by persistent Brexit uncertainties. Apart from this, the GBP/JPY pair's strong positive move lacked any fundamental catalyst, warranting some caution before placing fresh bullish bets.
Moving ahead, Tuesday's key focus will remain on the resumption of the post-Brexit talks between the UK and EU negotiating teams. The incoming Brexit-related headlines will play a key role in influencing the sentiment surrounding the sterling and produce some meaningful trading opportunities around the GBP/JPY cross.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||134.88|
|Today Daily Change||0.80|
|Today Daily Change %||0.60|
|Today daily open||134.08|
|Previous Daily High||134.68|
|Previous Daily Low||134.03|
|Previous Weekly High||134.71|
|Previous Weekly Low||131.96|
|Previous Monthly High||139.74|
|Previous Monthly Low||131.77|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||134.27|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||134.43|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||133.84|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||133.61|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||133.2|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||134.49|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||134.91|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||135.14|
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