In the mid-North American session, GBPJPY rallied and refreshed eight-year highs at around 188.28 on Tuesday, after economic data from the US sparked speculations the Federal Reserve wouldn’t tighten monetary policy any further. Investors see that as a green light to buy riskier assets, to the detriment of the safe-haven status of the Japanese Yen (JPY). The GBP/JPY trades at 188.08, up more than 2%.
Given the abovementioned fundamental intro, from a technical perspective, the GBP/JPY uptrend seems overextended, with buyers targeting the 190.00 mark, a level that hasn’t been reached since September 2008. A breach of the latter will immediately expose the September 2008 high at 198.34 ahead of testing 200.00.
On the other hand, the GBP/JPY first support is seen at today’s low of 186.04, which, once cleared, te pair could dive to the Tenkan-Sen level at 185.50, followed by the Kijun-Sen at 184.52. Once cleared, the next support would be the Senkou-Span A at 185.01.