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GBPJPY Rally at Risk Below 153.80

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On Tuesday we looked at a rising wedge on the GBPJPY daily chart. At the time the pair was trading at 152.48 and had yet to test wedge resistance for the second time.

Shortly after I published that commentary, buyers closed the pair above resistance at 153.70.

That signaled higher prices were likely, right? Not quite.

One of my most important trading rules is that I never buy topside breaks of rising or ascending patterns. The same holds true for selling downside breaks of falling or descending patterns.

So even though the GBPJPY broke to the upside on Wednesday, I didn’t see it as a buying opportunity. In fact, I was waiting to see if the pair would close back below the level to produce a false break.

Today may do just that. At the moment prices are hovering near 153.35 and buyers are struggling to recover.

On top of that, the intraday charts just revealed a breakdown of a key area.

GBPJPY breakdown on the 1-hour chart

That’s the same chart I posted in the member’s area a few hours ago. Since that time the pair has tested the 153.60 area as new resistance.

The intraday break below the 153.80 area signals that sellers are beginning to regain control. However, it’s going to take a daily close (New York 5 pm EST) below 153.80 to put this rally at risk for next week.

If this week’s price action does end up being a false break, we could see an extended move lower over the coming weeks. Key support comes in at the lower boundary of the rising wedge between 151.50 and 152.00. A close below that would expose 149.35.

Alternatively, a daily close back above 153.80 would keep the rally intact. Buyers would need to mount an impressive rally to accomplish that, and they’re beginning to run short on time.

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GBPJPY rising wedge on the daily time frame

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Lesley says

Thank Justin. I also had similar analysis after following your teachings. I’m looking at going short next week. Moreover the slower EMA has crossed the faster one on my H4 timeframe. That signal a downside
Thank you for your teachings

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    Justin Bennett says

    You’re welcome, Lesley. Enjoy your weekend.

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Achinda says

thank you

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    Justin Bennett says

    You’re welcome.

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Ibeh Sixtus says

Thanks Justin Bennett, it’s been a privilege, although I don’t understand some of the terms, but I am learning.

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Sahan says

Thank you. Good lesson.

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Alfredo says

I guess is a good trade for monday

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Ade says

Bearish engulfing candle at a swing high. If close looks good to sell.

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Santosh adhikari says

Yes sar

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waqas says

Excelent sir

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gerardo says

hi justn, the ema of red and blue of how many are the periods?

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