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GBP/JPY Tests Double Top as the UK GDP & Manufacturing Production Surprise

Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Recalling our previous update Who’s Ready to Catch a Swing Trade Setup in GBP/JPY, we spoke about a long term buying opportunity in the GBP/JPY. I’m excited to share that the pair has already achieved our target level.

Presently, traders’ focus has shifted to the Gross Dometic Product figures from the United Kingdom. The UK gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 0.2% in the three months to January 2019.
While the manufacturing production jumped by 0.8%, beating the forecast of 0.2%. Despite the stronger than expected figures, investors are selling the British Pound.

Well, one of the major reasons is definitely the Brexit Parlimentry vote which is fueling uncertainty among traders. Therefore, the favorable scenario is to come out of the Sterling positions until the fundamentals side is unclear.

GBP/JPY – Technical Outlook

The GBP/JPY is facing a solid resistance at the double top level of 147.50. The pair has closed the candles below this level which means the market is respecting this level.

On the 4-hour chart, GBP/JPY is forming a sideways pattern with an upper range of 147.500 – 146.750. The overbought pair can stay bearish below 147.550 to complete 38.2% retracement at 146.150 and 50% retracement at 145.750.

Support Resistance
144.97 147.58
143.23 148.46
140.62 151.07
Key Trading Level: 145.85

The idea is to stay bearish below 147.550 with a stop loss above 147.950 and take profit around 145.450.

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Arslan Butt // 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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