Technical Analysis of GBP/JPY for May 12, 2016
GBP/JPY is expected to trade with a bullish bias above 123.20. The pair is moving sideways around its 20-period and 50-period moving averages and stands above its support at 156.35. Even though a continuation of the consolidation cannot be ruled out, its extent should be limited. Further upside is expected with the next horizontal resistance and overlap set at 158 (May 10 high) at first. A break above this level would call for further advance toward 158.45 in extension.
The pair is trading above its pivot point. It is likely to trade in a wider range as long as it remains above its pivot point. Therefore, long positions are recommended with the first target at 158 and the second one, at 158.45. In the alternative scenario, short positions are recommended with the first target at 155.90 if the price moves below its pivot points. A break of this target is likely to push the pair further downwards, and one may expect the second target at 155.90. The pivot point is at 156.45.
Resistance levels: 158, 158.45, 159.50
Support levels: 155.90, 155.35, 154.35