GBP/JPY Forecast – Dragon Continues to Sit on Support

Christopher Lewis
Published: May 24, 2023, 12:44 UTC

During the session on Wednesday, the GBP/JPY pair dropped, only to find buyers again.

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British Pound vs Japanese Yen Technical Analysis

During Wednesday’s trading session, the British pound faced fluctuations, testing ongoing support levels that have remained in focus for several days. These wavering movements reflect the market’s uncertainty and indecision as it grapples with the evolving economic landscape.

One crucial factor influencing the market’s direction is the interest rate differential, which international bodies like the Bank of Japan influence. To counter rising interest rates in its domestic bond market, the Bank of Japan has actively printed the Japanese yen, thereby decreasing its value. This ripple effect has reverberated across the Forex world, impacting the value dynamics of various currencies.

Analyzing the chart reveals a bullish trend for the British pound against the yen, discouraging immediate shorting strategies. The occasional pullbacks present attractive opportunities for buyers, with the ¥170 level acting as a significant support threshold, reinforced by psychological market biases. In fact, throughout the session, traders have taken advantage of these opportunities, particularly after disappointing PMI figures globally.

Conversely, the ¥172.50 mark represents a formidable resistance barrier. It could trigger further buying, potentially propelling the pound-yen pair toward the ¥175 level if breached. Market psychology might perceive this level as an obstacle, establishing additional psychological resistance.

The prevailing market sentiment suggests persistent volatility, with buyers ready to seize every dip. The lack of substantial reasons for a sustained downward push by sellers exacerbates this uncertainty, making shorting strategies less favorable in the near term.

In this volatile landscape, the market is expected to remain noisy. However, traders should remain vigilant for potential value opportunities, as the ability to identify and leverage them will likely be a key theme in this market. As the British pound continues to navigate these turbulent waters, the primary strategy should be to seek value and adapt to evolving market conditions.

Ultimately, market participants must balance caution and opportunism as they navigate the unpredictable dynamics of the current market environment. However, the strength of the pound and the Bank of Japan’s commitment to fighting interest rates support a bullish outlook. If these conditions persist, the pound-yen pair will continue its ascent.

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About the Author

Being FXEmpire’s analyst since the early days of the website, Chris has over 20 years of experience across various markets and assets – currencies, indices, and commodities. He is a proprietary trader as well trading institutional accounts.

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