GBP/JPY retreats from YTD peaks near 149.00 ahead of Brexit vote

  • The cross loses momentum after recording 2019 highs.
  • The offered momentum in GBP collaborates with the downside.
  • House of Commons expected to pass the extension of Article 50.

The now softer tone around the Sterling is driving GBP/JPY lower after climbing to levels just shy of the 149.00 handle during early trade, or fresh 2019 highs.

GBP/JPY focused on Brexit… what else?

The cross is retracing part of yesterday’s strong advance on the back of renewed selling pressure hitting the risk-associated complex, all after the Trump-Xi meeting has been pushed back to the next month.

In the meantime, the British Pound will be in the centre of the debate later today in light of the upcoming vote at the House of Commons on the most likely extension of the key Article 50.

However, the ongoing decline in yields of the US 10-year note have been weighing on the Japanese Yen, which in turns limits the downside potential in the cross. Furthermore, the cross is so far charting a bullish ‘outside week’, which could morph into further upside in the next sessions.

GBP/JPY key levels

As the moment the cross is losing 0.38% at 147.64 facing the next support at 146.77 (10-day SMA) seconded by 144.69 (200-day SMA) and finally 143.72 (low Mar.11). On the other hand, a break above 148.87 (2019 high Mar.14) would expose 149.48 (monthly high Nov.8 2018) and then 149.71 (2019 high Sep.21 2018).

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility.

Feed news

Latest Forex News

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD extends gains to 1.1200 on sliding US yields, weak data

EUR/USD is trading close to 1.1200, in the wake of the European session as US yields continue falling. The European Parliament elections are in play. US durable goods fell short of expectations with -2.1%. 


GBP/USD off the highs as May announces stepping down on June 7th

GBP/USD is trading below 1.2700 after a quick rise to the upside as UK PM Theresa May announced she will step down on June 7th with Boris Johnson set to take over.


USD/JPY: consolidating losses below 110.00

Japanese yearly inflation rose by 0.9% in April, more than doubling the market's expectations. US Treasury yields bounced modestly, limiting the USD/JPY pair slump.


Gold: Bullish flag pattern spotted on 1-hourly chart

The lower end of the descending trend-channel coincides with 200-hour EMA support and should act as a key pivotal point for intraday traders. 

Gold News

Top 3 Price Prediction Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: The market may surprise on the upside in the next few hours with BTC/USD topping $8,250

We reach the end of a week can be characterized as a week of transition. After the strongly bullish days of the beginning of the month, cryptos have reached critical levels of resistance...

Read more