GBPJPY: Top Trade Idea for August

by Justin Bennett  · 

August 8, 2017

by Justin Bennett  · 

August 8, 2017

by Justin Bennett  · 

August 8, 2017

The GBPJPY is approaching a confluence of support near the 143.00 handle. We discussed this area over the weekend as one that could attract buying pressure this week.

That support is part of one of the best looking multi-month wedge patterns I’ve seen in quite some time.

GBPJPY daily chart

At the moment, the pair is trading just 60 pips above the 143.00 area and looks poised to retest it any day now. This comes as other yen crosses continue to show a weakness of their own, including the AUDJPY and NZDJPY.

That observation is enough to prevent me from buying the GBPJPY at 143.00. If the yen is gaining strength across the board, I don’t want to be a buyer here. The pound sterling also put in a bearish formation of its own last week against the US dollar.

If those two patterns prevail (yen strength and pound weakness), we could see this nine-month wedge breakdown within the next couple of weeks.

I’ll remain a spectator for now and will only consider selling the pair on a daily close (5 pm EST) below 142.80. It would take a well-formed bullish pin bar at 143.00 to challenge the bearish scenario, but even then I’m not sure I would be convinced.

A close below 142.80 would expose the next key level of support at 138.60. On the flip side, a move higher from the 143.00 area would first target wedge resistance at 147.50.

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GBPJPY daily time frame

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  1. Hi Justin
    May I know if I will have access to your software if I sign up for your training course? I have been trading for about 7 months now but finding the exact level of support and resistance is hustle to me ,to say the least. I can see from your setups that the software is is very perfect.

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