GBP/JPY technical analysis: 22-month old support-line in the spotlight

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  • RSI close to oversold conditions can trigger the GBP/JPY pair’s U-turn from key support-line.
  • Break of mid-January low can escalate the upside towards 23.6% Fibonacci retracement.

Bears dominate GBP/JPY momentum as the quote seesaws near six-month lows to 135.07 during the early Asian session on Tuesday.

An upward sloping trend-line connecting September 2017 low to January 2019 bottom, at 134.14 now, becomes key for traders amid nearly oversold conditions of 14-bar relative strength index (RSI).

With this, pair’s U-turn to mid-January lows surrounding 137.36 can’t be denied. However, an upside break of which seems a tough move that holds the key to 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of 2015 swing highs to 2016 swing lows around 140.45.

Meanwhile, a downside break of 134.14 can further strengthen bears towards targeting the current year low close to 131.80 with 133.50 likely being an intermediate halt.

GBP/JPY weekly chart

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