GBPJPY Up 18 Pips Over Past Hour, 2 Day Down Streak Snapped; Breaks Above 200 Day Average

Hourly Update

(Last Updated October 15, 2020 2:18 GMT)

At the time of this writing, GBPJPY’s rate is up 18.4 pips (0.13%) from the hour prior. This is a reversal of the price action on the previous hour, in which price moved down. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 100 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on GBPJPY. Given that we see an uptrend on the 20 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. Regarding moving averages, it should first be noted that price has crossed the 200 and 50 hour moving averages, resulting in them so that price is now turning above them. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

GBPJPY End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

GBPJPY entered today at 136.835, up 43 pips (0.32%) from yesterday. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPJPY ranked 7th yesterday in terms of percentage price change. Below is a price chart of GBPJPY.

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GBPJPY Technical Analysis

First things first: GBPJPY crossed above its 200 day moving average yesterday. As for the alignment of the moving averages, well, it’s a bit mixed up; the 20, 50, 100, and 200 do not progress from largest to smallest, or vice versa. The closest is the 200 day average, which is 35.2 pips away. Volatility for GBPJPY has been contracting over the past two weeks relative to volatility over the past month. Whether volatility reverts will be something to watch. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 14 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving up. Or to simplify this another way, note that out of the past 10 days GBPJPY’s price has gone up 6 them.