GBP/JPY is expected to trade in a lower range. It is undermined by the weak EUR/USD undertone and Japan exporter sales. But GBP/JPY losses are tempered by improved investor risk appetite and demand from Japan importers. GBP/JPY is supported by M&A news (Petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC agreed to buy BG Group PLC for GBP47 billion), improved investor risk sentiment, and sterling demand on soft EUR/GBP cross .
The daily chart is mixed as the MACD is bullish, but stochastics is turned bearish.
The pair is trading below its pivot point. It is likely to trade in a lower range as far as it remains below the pivot point. Short positions are recommended with the first target at 177.05. A break of that target will move the pair further downwards to 176.75. The pivot point stands at 178.45. In case the price moves in the opposite direction and bounces back from the support level, it will move above its pivot point. It is likely to move further to the upside. According to that scenario, long positions are recommended with the first target at 179.05 and the second target at 179.30.
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