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- GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Short at 172.26
- Support: 169.86 (38.2% Fib ret.), 168.71 (50% Fib ret.)
- Resistance:171.27 (23.6% Fib ret.), 172.82 (triple top)
The British Pound rebounded against the Japanese Yen after turning downward as expected but gains appear to be corrective. Resistance is marked by a trend line cluster in the 171.91-172.07 area, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing a triple top at 172.82.Near-term support is at 169.86, the 38.2%Fibonacci retracement. A push below that opens the door for a challenge of the 50% Fib at 168.71.
We sold GBPJPY at 172.26 and took profit on half of the positionat 171.27. The series of lower highs and lower lows – the definition of a down trend – initiated from the May 2 peak remains in place. As such, we will keep the remainder of the trade in play with a stop-loss set to the breakeven level (172.26).
Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com