GBP/JPY technical analysis: Rebounds to 23.6% Fibo./descending channel confluence hurdle

  • The GBP/JPY cross stalled its recent bearish trajectory and staged a modest rebound from multi-month lows, snapping three consecutive days of losing streak.
  • The recovery helped the cross to defend a support marked by the lower end of a short-term descending trend-channel held over the past three trading sessions.

The top end of the mentioned trend-channel coincides with 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the 138.33-136.48 recent slide, which should now act as a key pivotal point for short-term traders and supporting prospects for any further recovery.

Meanwhile, technical indicators on the 1-hourly chart have managed to recover from the negative territory but maintained their bearish bias on 4-hourly/daily charts, warranting some caution before placing any aggressive bullish bets. 

Hence, it would be prudent to wait for a sustained move beyond the mentioned confluence hurdle, above which the cross seems all set to accelerate the up-move further towards another confluence resistance near the 137.40-45 region.

The said hurdle comprises of 100-hour SMA and 50% Fibonacci retracement level and might keep a lid on any subsequent up-move ahead of Tuesday’s second vote for the Tory leadership and growing fears of a no-deal Brexit

GBP/JPY 1-hourly chart


Today last price 136.8
Today Daily Change 0.14
Today Daily Change % 0.10
Today daily open 136.66
Daily SMA20 138.14
Daily SMA50 141.86
Daily SMA100 143.45
Daily SMA200 143.95
Previous Daily High 137.44
Previous Daily Low 136.51
Previous Weekly High 138.33
Previous Weekly Low 136.51
Previous Monthly High 146.52
Previous Monthly Low 136.63
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 136.87
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 137.08
Daily Pivot Point S1 136.3
Daily Pivot Point S2 135.94
Daily Pivot Point S3 135.37
Daily Pivot Point R1 137.23
Daily Pivot Point R2 137.8
Daily Pivot Point R3 138.16



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