Monday, February 8, 2010


GBPJPY dropped to a low of 138.26 before rising to a high of 139.93 this morning—not a great move up so further lows may be in store. However, I closed my short position from 144.00 for + 463 pips. On Friday, I had entered another one at 140.92. This one is currently at 165 pips profit.

On the one- and three-hour charts, you can see the pair is coiling in a small symmetrical triangle. A break below this would probably mean additional lows today. As I’ve written before, this pair had a confirmed double top in June and August and the price target from that pattern was 130.45. That would be pretty.


138.26 (today’s low)
137.58 (served as support several times in 2009)
135.72 (March ’09 low)
131.47 (March ’09 low—yes there were two lows in that month that could be supportive)


1.3993 (today’s high)
140.00 (psychological round number)
141.61 to 142.62 is possible (142.62 is the redrawn uptrend line)
143.07 (the February low before this debacle)
144.00/19 (round number and the original, broken downtrend line)

Here’s the one-hour chart:

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