GBP/JPY jumps dramatically as UK’s inflation surprises!

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Today, one of the most awaited figures was the CPI data of the United Kingdom. The CPI was 2.4% in August 2018, up from 2.3% in July 2018.

As per the inflation report, the rising prices for a range of recreational and cultural goods and services, transport services and clothing produced the largest upward contributions to the change in the rate between July and August 2018. But the recent data surpassed all as the UK inflation soared to 2.7%, beating the 2.4% forecast.

The Sterling is getting stronger in response and the GBP/JPY has already violated the ascending triangle pattern which was providing resistance near 147.900. The GBP/JPY can take the next stop at 148.950 while 147.900 will be there to support the pair. If you are looking to take an entry, better wait for the retracement and buy it above 148 with a stop below 147.800. Good luck!

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Arslan Butt is our Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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