In today’s comprehensive GBPJPY forecast, we will first scrutinize the current economic conditions in Japan. Following that, we will meticulously delve into the details of the technical analysis pertaining to the GBPJPY pair.
Yen’s Position Amid Market Changes
The Japanese yen has seen a depreciation, moving beyond 151 per dollar. This places it near its lowest point in a year, and it could potentially weaken further, reaching lows not seen since 1990. This is largely due to the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) decision to relax its control over long-term rates, a move that many believe falls short of addressing the interest rate disparities that have been putting pressure on the currency for years.
The BOJ has held its policy rate steady at -0.1% and kept the 10-year JGB yield target at approximately 0%, while making minor tweaks to its yield curve control policy. The central bank has redefined 1% as a flexible “upper bound” rather than a strict limit, and has withdrawn its commitment to uphold this level by offering to purchase an unlimited quantity of bonds.
Looking ahead, the BOJ has upgraded its inflation forecast for fiscal years 2023, 2024, and 2025. It predicts that core CPI inflation will gradually approach the 2% price stability target. However, they underscored that this rise should be driven by a positive feedback loop of increasing prices and wages.
GBPJPY Forecast: Testing Key Levels
The GBPJPY pair is experiencing a pullback from yesterday’s high, currently testing the previously broken bearish channel and the monthly pivot on the daily chart.
When we zoom into the 4H chart, we see that the bears have pushed the price below the broken resistance at 183.77. At present, the price is testing the 0.382 level. With the RSI indicator nearing the 50 mark, there’s a possibility that the decline might extend to the 50% Fibonacci retracement level.
The market sentiment for GBPJPY remains bullish in the long-term. However, if the price drops below the 50% Fibonacci retracement level, it would invalidate the bullish scenario. In such a case, the recent bullish breakout observed in the GBPJPY daily chart would be considered a false breakout, and we could expect the price to continue trading within the daily bearish channel.”
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J.J Edwards is a finance expert with 15+ years in forex, hedge funds, trading systems, and market analysis.