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GBP/JPY technical analysis: Stage seems set for a move towards testing 100-DMA, beyond 135.00 handle

  • The recent Brexit optimism continues to underpin the British Pound.
  • Bulls remain in full control near multi-week tops, above mid-134.00s.

The GBP/JPY cross continued gaining positive traction for the fifth consecutive session on Friday - also marking its seventh day of strong positive move in the previous eight - and climbed to fresh multi-week tops in the last hour.
 
The overnight bounce from 50% Fibo. level of the 137.80-126.54 downfall and a subsequent close above the 133.00 handle was seen as a key trigger for bullish traders and prompted some strong follow-through buying on Friday.
 
This coupled with the fact that the cross has now broken through 61.8% Fibo. level resistance support prospects for an extension of the recent recovery move from multi-year lows amid receding fears of a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31.
 
From current levels, the cross might now aim towards surpassing the key 135.00 psychological mark and test its next major hurdle near mid-135.00 (100-day SMA), though near-term overbought conditions might keep a lid on any runaway rally.
 
On the flip side, the 134.00 round figure mark now seems to protect the immediate downside, which if broken might trigger some profit-taking move and accelerate the slide further towards mid-133.00s (61.8% Fibo. level).

GBP/JPY daily chart

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