- GBP/JPY pauses two-day recovery moves inside one-month-old bearish channel.
- Bearish MACD signals join recent pullback to suggest further grind to the south.
- 160.30-35 appears a tough nut to crack for bulls, sellers have multiple hurdle to visit.
GBP/JPY fades from a two-day rebound near 159.00 as traders await UK data during Tuesday’s Asian session.
In doing so, the cross-currency pair remains inside a one-month-old descending trend channel formation, recently firmer around the 50% Fibonacci retracement (Fibo.) of December 2021 to April 2022 upside.
It’s worth noting that the GBP/JPY breakout of 50% Fibo enables the quote to aim for further upside. However, bearish MACD signals and a strong resistance to the north comprising the 50-day EMA and upper line of the stated channel, near 160.35-30, could challenge the buyers.
Meanwhile, a clear upside break of the 160.35 won’t hesitate to aim for the monthly high surrounding 163.90.
Alternatively, pullback moves may aim for the 50% and 61.8% Fibonacci retracement levels, respectively near 158.65 and 156.35.
Even so, the 200-day EMA and an upward sloping support line from late 2021, close to 156.00 and 152.70 in that order, will act as the last defenses for buyers.
GBP/JPY: Daily chart
Trend: Further weakness expected
Additional important levels
|Today last price||158.96|
|Today Daily Change||0.53|
|Today Daily Change %||0.33%|
|Today daily open||158.43|
|Previous Daily High||158.51|
|Previous Daily Low||156.53|
|Previous Weekly High||162.19|
|Previous Weekly Low||155.6|
|Previous Monthly High||168.44|
|Previous Monthly Low||159.64|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||157.76|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||157.29|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||157.14|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||155.85|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||155.16|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||159.11|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||159.8|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||161.09|
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