In line with my blog yesterday, I went long in GBPJPY at 131.08. I've locked in some profits at +68 pips but I'd like to see the pair do better than this. As it is, it's struggling with the 132 area, having reached a high of 132.08 this morning. That is only one pip higher than yesterday's high of 132.07. The .618 retracement of the move from 130.29 to 135.14 is 132.14.
One can trace out a five-wave decline on the hourly chart and, if this is so, the pair should be in a C wave with a potential high of 132.45 (where C would equal A) and 133.46 (where C is 1.618 that of A).
Resistance is at 132.08, 132.77 (June high) and 132.95/133.03/133.25, the 20- and 10-weekly EMA and 100 daily SMA respectively. After that are 134.50 (the daily chart downtrend line) and the May high of 135.14.
Support is at 131.89/71 (daily 200 SMA and the low for the prior two hours), 130.67 (Friday's low), and 130.29 (May low). Below 130 would likely see additional price drops.
Here is the hourly chart:
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