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Forex: GBP/JPY eases off highs to 152.30/34

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The GBP/JPY has fallen off a session high of 152.63 earlier today during European, easing slightly and paring some of its gains to trade presently at 152.30/34 in these moments. Despite the recent pullback, the cross remains robustly active in positive territory, securing an advance of +0.40% above its opening still.

According to the ICN.com technical analyst team, “The GBP/JPY maintained trading above 150.50 support level, continuing to push gradually higher – RSI is showing signs of weakness, however we consider pullbacks as new opportunities to long the pair at better levels. Only a break below 150.50 could result in a deeper correction.”

Mataf.net analysts points to short-term supports at 152.67, onto 153.43, and 154.49. On the decline, the GBP/JPY is slated to face short-term support at 150.85, ahead of 149.79, and finally the 149.03 handle.

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