(Last Updated September 16, 2020 23:17 GMT)
At the moment, GBPJPY’s rate is down -0.8 pips (-0.01%) from the hour prior. The hourly chart shows that GBPJPY has seen 2 straight down hours. Regarding the trend, note that the strongest trend exists on the 20 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a pin bar 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. 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 is up 9 pips (0.07%) since yesterday (opening today near 135.89), marking the 2nd consecutive day an increase has occurred. Out of the 40 instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPJPY ended up ranking 18th for the day in terms of price change. Below is a price chart of GBPJPY.
GBPJPY Technical Analysis
The first thing we should note is that the current price of GBPJPY is sitting close to its 20, 50, 100 and 200 day moving averages; moving average crosses often indicate a change in momentum, so this may be worth keeping an eye on. 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 100 day average, which is 27.5 pips away. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 14 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving down. It should be noted, though, that a trend in the opposite direction, going up, exists on the 90 day timeframe. Or to simplify this another way, note that out of the past 10 days GBPJPY’s price has gone down 6 them. Also, candlestick traders! Note we see pin bar pattern appearing here as well.
The View From Around the Web
Of note is that traders in aggregate have opinions on GBPJPY, with 22 buy signals on our radar and 6 sell signals. This imputes a buy/sell ratio of 3.67, which is bullish. As for the rationale, technical traders seem to be citing the appearance of channel and divergence technical patterns. Here’s a piece we found on tradingview.com that we thought you might enjoy.