Daily Pivots: (S1) 151.99; (P) 153.03; (R1) 153.70; More…

With 152.59 support broken, intraday bias in GBP/JPY is turned to the downside for 151.28 support. Break will resume the corrective fall from 156.05 towards 149.03 support. We’d expect strong support from 38.2% retracement of 136.96 to 156.05 at 148.75 to bring rebound. On the upside, above 154.05 minor resistance will turn bias back to the upside for 156.05 high instead.

In the bigger picture, rise from 123.94 is seen as the third leg of the pattern from 122.75 (2016 low). Focus is now on 156.59 resistance (2018 high). Sustained break there should confirm long term bullish trend reversal. Next target is 61.8% retracement of 195.86 (2015 high) to 122.75 at 167.93. On the downside, break of 149.03 support is needed to be the first sign of completion of the rise from 123.94. Otherwise, outlook will remain bullish even in case of deep pull back.

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