GBP/JPY Under a Bear Attack, Nears 130 Handle

GBP/JPY Under a Bear Attack, Nears 130 Handle

1 April 2016, 13:19
Roberto Jacobs
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GBP/JPY Under a Bear Attack, Nears 130 Handle

Sterling bears are flexing their muscles after the release of UK manufacturing PMI release, courtesy of which the GBP/JPY cross has extended losses to 160.23 levels.

10-DMA is now resistance

Cross has re-established 10-DMA as a resistance. GBP is being offered across the board after the PMI printed weaker than estimate and stayed around 34-month low, indicating the activity may easily fall into contraction if Brexit fears rise ahead of EU referendum.

Meanwhile, drop in the equity markets is ensuring the bid tone around JPY remains intact. The pair currently trades around 160.25 levels.

GBP/JPY Technical Levels

The immediate support is seen at 160.00 (zero figure), under which the losses could be extended to 158.44 (Mar 22 low). On the other hand, a break above 160.55 (10-DMA) would expose 161.43 (5-DMA).

(Market News Provided by FXstreet)

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