GBP/JPY shrugs off UK data misses to test fresh 16-year high

Source Fxstreet
  • Guppy tips into new 16-year high of 200.95 despite soft UK data.
  • UK Manufacturing Production tumbled in April, contracted more than expected.
  • Yen traders look ahead to Friday’s latest rate call from BoJ.

GBP/JPY found a new 16-year high of 200.95 on Wednesday, with Guppy bidders shrugging off a steep miss in UK manufacturing activity as the Yen continues to weaken across the board.

UK Manufacturing Production saw its sharpest drawdown since 2021, declining -1.4% MoM in April and completely missing the forecast -0.2% contraction from the previous month’s scant 0.3% growth. GBP traders shrugged off the downside print in UK manufacturing activity to bid the Sterling higher against the Yen, clipping into a 16-year peak before slipping back slightly amidst broad-market flows.

Yen markets are pivoting to face the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) latest rate call and Monetary Policy Statement. The BoJ has left the Yen notoriously unprotected as the Japanese central bank’s hypereasy policy stance leaves the JPY notably weak, with Yen flows floundering as the rate differential between the BoJ and other major global central banks weighs on JPY strength.

GBP/JPY technical outlook

GBP/JPY continues to pin firmly into bullish territory, trading north of the 200-hour Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at 199.73. The pair’s tilt into new highs on Wednesday leaves the pair overextended with few technical resistance points in the way. However, overbought conditions could see a near-term snap back to consolidation levels near 199.50.

GBP/JPY hourly chart

GBP/JPY daily chart

GBP/JPY

Overview
Today last price 200.49
Today Daily Change 0.31
Today Daily Change % 0.15
Today daily open 200.18
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 199.19
Daily SMA50 195.7
Daily SMA100 192.59
Daily SMA200 188.1
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 200.4
Previous Daily Low 199.68
Previous Weekly High 200.65
Previous Weekly Low 197.21
Previous Monthly High 200.75
Previous Monthly Low 191.37
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 200.13
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 199.96
Daily Pivot Point S1 199.78
Daily Pivot Point S2 199.37
Daily Pivot Point S3 199.06
Daily Pivot Point R1 200.49
Daily Pivot Point R2 200.8
Daily Pivot Point R3 201.21

 

 

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