GBP/JPY Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 147.99; (P) 148.64; (R1) 149.94; More…

GBP/JPY’s sharp fall and break of 148.51 minor support suggests temporary topping at 149.70. Intraday bias is turned neutral first. For now, further rise is still expected as long as 145.67 resistance turned support holds. Break of 149.70 will target 153.84/156.69 resistance zone. However, break of 145.67 will suggests that the rebound from 139.88 has completed and turn near term outlook bearish again.

In the bigger picture, current development suggests that GBP/JPY has successfully defended 139.29 cluster support (50% retracement of 122.36 to 156.59 at 139.47). And, the rally from 122.36 (2016 low) is still intact. Such medium to long term rise would extend through 156.96 high. This will now be the preferred case as long as 145.67 near term support holds.