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GBP/JPY Price Analysis: double-top neckline being tested, target 149.00

  • A break above 151.16, the double-top neckline could negate the chart pattern.
  • If the pattern is confirmed, 149.00 is the target.
  • GBP/JPY post modest gains 0.08%, eyes 151.16.

The GBP/JPY trades modestly up in the session at 151.05 slightly up 0.05%. In the previous session, the pair closed at 150.82 a gain of 0.30%. 

GBP/JPY Technical outlook

The GBP/JPY is trading up 0.010% at 151.00.  The cross-currency is challenging resistance at 151.00. Nevertheless, the pair is trading well below the shorter-term moving averages, while the 200-day moving average is at 148.45 flattish. While the double-top chart pattern is in play, current price action tests its validity. If the neckline is broken, expect price to aim higher toward 152.00, followed by the 100-DMA/50-DMA confluence at 152.86 then 153.00. On the other hand, if the neckline holds, sellers left behind could take advantage and enter the market. 

RSI is at 40 and trendless, while the Average True Range (ATR) is 92 pips.

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