GBP/JPY Surges Despite Weaker Retail Sales – Quick Trade Setup - Forex News by FX Leaders

GBP/JPY Surges Despite Weaker Retail Sales – Quick Trade Setup

Posted Thursday, June 20, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The Office for National Statistics released a the British Retail Sales data just before the release of BOE policy decision. In the three months to May 2019, the volume purchased in retail sales grew by 1.6% when versus the previous three months. However, the negative results came from the department stores where the quantity bought fell by 0.9%, continuing the losing streak for the third consecutive month. Overall, the UK retail sales disappointed the market with a 0.5% dip, which is higher than 0.1% dip previously.

Despite weaker economic data, GBP/JPY’s bullish trend doesn’t seem to stop. The Japanese cross seems to form “Three White Soldiers” as GBP/JPY has formed two bullish candles already, and the third one is expected now. The pair may face immediate support at 136.900 along with a resistance level of around 137.350 and 137.650.

Support Resistance
135.95 137.19
135.25 137.72
134.02 138.96
Key Trading Level: 136.49

GBP/JPY – Trade Signal
Team FX Leaders has already opened a forex trading signal to buy above 137 with a stop loss below 136.62 and bullish target of around 137.32.

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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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