Daily Currency Outlook: EUR/JPY And GBP/JPY : May 11,2018

EUR/JPY Daily Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 129.93; (P) 130.34; (R1) 130.76;

EUR/JPY’s consolidation from 129.22 is still in progress and intraday bias remains neutral first. As long as 4 hour 55 EMA holds (now at 130.71), the consolidation should be relatively brief. Below 129.22 will target 128.94 support. Break will resume whole decline from 137.49 and target 61.8% projection of 137.49 to 128.94 from 133.47 at 128.18 next. Overall, near term outlook will stay bearish as long as 133.47 resistance holds and downside breakout is expected eventually.

In the bigger picture, for now, price actions from 137.49 are viewed as a corrective pattern only. Hence, while, deeper decline would be seen, strong support is expected at 38.2% retracement of 109.03 to 137.49 at 126.61 to contain downside and bring rebound. Up trend from 109.03 (2016 low) is expected to resume afterwards. Though, sustained break of 126.61 will be an important sign of trend reversal and will turn focus to 124.08 resistance turned support.

GBP/JPY Daily Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 147.11; (P) 148.20; (R1) 148.94;

GBP/JPY is staying above 147.04 so far despite the sharp fall from 149.29. Intraday bias remains neutral first. Consolidation from 147.04 could extend further. But in case of another rise, upside should be limited below 150.60 support turned resistance to bring fall resumption. Below 147.04 will target 144.97 first. Break there will resume the fall from 156.59 and target 100% projection of 156.59 to 144.97 from 153.84 at 142.22 next.

In the bigger picture, for now, we’re treating price actions from 156.59 as a corrective move. Therefore, while deeper fall is expected, strong support should be seen above 139.29 cluster support (50% retracement of 122.36 to 156.59 at 139.47) to contain downside and bring rebound. There is still prospect of extending the rise from 122.36. However, considering that GBP/JPY failed to sustain above 55 month EMA (now at 153.94), firm break of 139.29 will confirm trend reversal and turn outlook bearish.

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