GBP?JPY’s rise from 149.16 continued last week after brief consolidations. Initial bias stays on the upside this week for 153.42 resistance. Firm break there would indicate that the whole corrective pattern from 156.05 has completed. Further rally would then be see to retest this high. However, break of 151.39 support will argue that rebound from 149.16 has completed, and turn bias back to the downside for retesting this low.
In the bigger picture, rise from 123.94 is seen as the third leg of the pattern from 122.75 (2016 low). As long as 149.03 support holds, such rise would still resume at a later stage. However, sustained break of 149.03 support will indicate rejection by 156.59. Fall from 156.05 would be at least correcting the whole rise from 123.94. Deeper fall would be seen back 38.2% retracement of 123.94 to 156.05 at 143.78 first.
In the longer term picture, the strong break of 55 months EMA was an early sign of long term bullish reversal. Firm break of 156.69 resistance should now confirm the start of an up trend for 195.86 (2015 high). However, rejection by 156.69 will invalidate the bullish signal and keep long term outlook neutral first.