Technical Analysis of GBP/JPY for May 05, 2016
GBP/JPY is expected to trade in a lower range. The pair remains weak and is likely to challenge its nearest support at 154.40 in sight. The risk of a slide below this threshold remains high, as the falling 50-period moving average maintains strong selling pressure and should push the prices lower. In this case, as long as 156 is not surpassed, a decline to 154.40 and 153.15 is likely in extension.
The pair is trading below its pivot point. It is likely to trade in a lower range as long as it remains below the pivot point. Short positions are recommended with the first target at 154.40. A break of this target will move the pair further downwards to 153.15. The pivot point stands at 156.00. In case the price moves in the opposite direction and bounces back from the support level, it will move above its pivot point. It is likely to move further to the upside. According to that scenario, long positions are recommended with the first target at 156.70 and the second target at 157.50.
Resistance levels: 156.70, 157.50, 158.40
Support levels: 154.40, 153.15, 152.20
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