GBP/JPY Daily Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 145.70; (P) 146.65; (R1) 147.23; More…

GBP/JPY breaches 145.67 resistance turned support briefly but quickly recovered. Intraday bias stays neutral first with focus on 145.67. Decisive break there will suggest that the rebound from 139.88 has completed and turn near term outlook bearish again. GBP/USD should target 142.59 support next. On the upside, break of 147.57 will turn bias back to the upside again for 149.70.

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. However, break of 145.67 will turn focus back to 139.29/47 key support zone.