GBP/JPY Trims Losses and Regains 157 on UK PMI

GBP/JPY Trims Losses and Regains 157 on UK PMI

5 April 2016, 11:18
Roberto Jacobs
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GBP/JPY Trims Losses and Regains 157 on UK PMI

The bulls were rescued by the rebound in the UK’s services sector activity report, allowing a minor recovery in the pound against the European currency.

GBP/JPY bounces-off five-month lows

The GBP/JPY pair trades -0.91% lower at 157.34, retreating from five-month lows reached at 156.81 pre-UK data release. The GBP/JPY cross found some respite from a better print of the UK services PMI and hence, aided the recovery in the prices from fresh multi-month troughs.

The overall bearish sentiment seen around GBP/JPY can be attributed mainly to the rising demand for the safe-haven yen as risk-off sentiment prevailed at full steam in the European markets.

Markets now look forward to the US session, with a string of US macro news on the cards, while the sentiment on the equities will be closely monitored.

GBP/JPY Levels to consider

The pair has an immediate resistance at 158.27 (1h 20-SMA) and from there to 158.76/79 (1h 50-SMA/ daily pivot). On the flip side, support is seen at 156.81 (daily low) below which it could extend losses to towards 156 (two-month low).

(Market News Provided by FXstreet)

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