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  • GBP/JPY struggles around near-term horizontal support.
  • Buyers will look for entry beyond 100-day SMA.
  • A downside break can take aim at 50% Fibonacci retracement.

GBP/JPY pulls back from seven-week low while trading around 140.30 during Friday’s Asian session. Even so, the pair nears the key horizontal support established since early December 2019 after the quote slipped below 100-day SMA the previous day.

Hence, sellers will look for entry below 140.85/80 support while targeting 50% Fibonacci retracement of October-December 2019 upside, near 139.20.

However, pair’s further declines could be questioned around 138.70, if not then 61.8% of Fibonacci retracement close to 137.10 will be on the bears’ radars.

On the upside, buyers will refrain from entering unless GBP/JPY prices bounce back beyond a 100-day SMA level of 141.85.

In doing so, 142.60, 143.40 and 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of 143.83 can offer intermediate halts during the recovery challenging the monthly high close to 145.00.

GBP/JPY daily chart

Trend: Pullback expected