GBP/JPY Price Analysis: Treads water around 173.20s, but keeps its bullish bias


  • GBP/JPY remains unchanged mainly but sustains its bullish bias, ending Wednesday’s session at 173.30 after a dip to 172.51.
  • Candlestick patterns hint at a potential decline, pending confirmation with a close below the Tenkan-line.
  • The RSI and 3-day RoC suggest a sustained upward trend, highlighting critical levels for price shifts.

GBP/JPY ended Wednesday’s session almost flat after traveling from its daily low/high of 172.51-173.64. However, as the Asian session begins, the GBP/JPY floats around 173.24, unchanged but maintaining its bullish bias.

GBP/JPY Price Analysis: Technical outlook

The GBP/JPY remains upward biased, per the daily chart, but it could have dipped lower. Thankfully, the Tenkan-Sen level at 172.73, which briefly pierced, opened the door for a GBP/JPY dip toward a new weekly low of 172.51 but acted as support as the GBP/JPY bounced off that price level, closing Wednesday’s session at 173.30.

During the last three days, the GBP/JPY candlestick chart portrays two dojis, followed by one hanging-man, suggesting further downside is expected. But, the GBP/JPY must achieve a daily close below the Tenkan-line. A breach of the latter will expose the May 2 daily high shifted support at 172.33 before reaching the Chikou-Span peak of March 27 at 171.69. Once cleared, the GBP/JPY can fall toward the Kijun-Sen at 170.29.

Conversely, for a GBP/JPY bullish continuation, the cross needs to conquer the 174.00 mark. Clearance of that level could pave the way to test the YTD high of 174.24 before opening the door to the 2016 high of 177.37.

Oscillators like the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator and the 3-day Rate of Change (RoC) warrant further upside expected. Therefore, the trend I set to continue upward.

GBP/JPY Price Action – Daily chart