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Pound Drops Most in a Month

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/JPY Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 175.01, 174.00, 172.75
  • Resistance: 176.31, 177.26, 178.03

The British Pound accelerated downward against the Japanese Yen, issuing the largest daily decline in a month. Near-term support is at 175.01, the 50% Fibonacci expansion, with a break below that on a daily closing basis exposing the 61.8% level at 174.00. Alternatively, a turn above the 176.01-31 area (38.2% Fib, triple bottom support-turned-resistance) clears the way for a challenge of the 23.6% expansion at 177.26.

The available trading range is too narrow to justify entering a trade on the long or short side from a risk/reward perspective. With that in mind, we will remain flat for now, waiting for price action to offer a more compelling opportunity down the road.

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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Pound Drops Most in a Month

Daily Chart – Created Using FXCM Marketscope

— Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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