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GBP/JPY Surges Below 142.200 – Challenging Double Top Level

Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

What’s up, traders.

The cross currency pair GBP/JPY is trading slightly bullish at 142.200 on the back of strengthening Sterling. The bid tone around the safe haven currency Japanese Yen increased during the Asian session. The Japanese stock market index Nikkei is also down, suggesting the state of concerns over Trade War.

UK Labor Market Report

The UK employment rate was forecast to be 76.1%, higher than for the previous year (75.6%). The UK unemployment rate was expected at 3.9%; it has not been lower since the period October to December 1974. However, the actual figure fell to 3.8%, supporting the British Pound.

The bearish momentum in GBP/JPY seems to get weaker as the pair has reached a stable support level of 142.050. So, can we expect a bullish reversal now? Well, the technical indicators are still signaling a bearish bias. Especially, the RSI is below 50 which represents the bearish bias of traders.

Support Resistance
141.49 145.21
140 147.44
136.28 151.17
Key Trading Level: 143.72

GBP/JPY – Trading Plan
I’m looking to enjoy the choppy trading by selling below 143.72 and buying above 141.450 with a minimum stop loss of 30 pip. Whereas, the take profit should be 50 pips.

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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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