Technical Analysis – GBPJPY bullish trend sustained in rising channel
GBPJPY spiked above 172.00 on Friday after breaking above key resistance level at 171.00 on Thursday.
The pair is quickly approaching 173.00 and the strong bullish momentum may potentially extend the surge towards 174.00 given that the pair is in a long-term up-trend, namely since June 2012.
This is when the pair began the uptrend in a rising channel. Prices are currently trading close to the upper channel line.
Technical indicators are giving bullish signals on the weekly chart. RSI has risen above 70 while MACD is well above zero and rising. The ADX indicator is above 55 and rising, with the +DI crossing above the –DI, suggesting a strong uptrend.
The closest significant support is at the next lower big figure 160.00, at the lower channel line, and is probable to prove to be a turning point, at which the uptrend would resume since it acts as an up-trend line and long-term studies indicate a strong uptrend.