Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GBPJPY—finally finished correcting?

The correction took out my last short position from 140.92 for + 69 pips. The pair reached a high of 1.4144 yesterday before falling back. I entered short at 140.85 and the pair is currently in profit. I had thought the pair might reach above 141.61 but it looks as though 1.4144 might have capped the correction. Of course, I could be proven wrong. The uptrend line from last week's low is coming in at 139.29. It could bounce off it again. I've been writing for a couple of weeks at least that this pair hasn't fulfilled its price target (130.45) from the confirmed double top in June and August so there's still good potential for the downside if the trend resumes. On the other hand, GBPJPY spent most of last year in a range of 139.03 to 163.09 so it may be trying to find energy to scoot (or saunter) back to the top of its range.


140.00 (round number)
139.43 (short-term uptrend line)
139.29 (yesterday's low)
138.26 (Monday's low)
137.58 (support from 2009)
135.72 (Mar '09 low)


141.44 (yesterday's high--141.42 was it for today and 141.43 was Feb 4th high)
141.50 to 142.50 (fib confluence zone)
143.07 (February low)
144.00 (round number)
144.50 (original broken uptrend line from Jan '09 and downtrend line from Jan)

Here's the three-hour chart:

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