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GBP/JPY drops ahead of UK data

Discussion in 'Fundamental Analysis' started by FXStreet_Team, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Mumbai) - The GBP/JPY pair dropped to a session low of 184.50 ahead of the data in the UK, which could show retail consumption spiked in September.

    Trades below hourly 100-MA

    The cross now sits well below its hourly 100-MA located at 184.79. The weakness in the Asian stocks strengthened the bid tone on the Yen and weighed over the GBP/JPY cross.

    The focus now would be on the UK retail sales figure for September; seen rising seen rising 0.4% m/m (prev 0.1%) and 4.7% (prev 3.5%). Meanwhile, the sentiment in the major European equities could influence the cross as well.

    GBP/JPY Technical Levels

    At 184.64, the immediate resistance is seen at 184.79 (hourly 100-MA), above which the pair could rise to 185.10 (hourly 50-MA). Above 185.10, the 200-DMA at 185.40 could offer a strong resistance. On the other side, support is seen at 184.32 (50% of 180.358-188.282) and 184.16 (10-DMA), under which the pair could drop to 183.38 (61.8% of 180.358-188.282).
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