GB/JPY’s choppy fall from 144.77 resumed last week with weak downside momentum. The cross will likely continue to spiral lower in near term. But overall, price actions from 148.42 are corrective in nature. Thus, we’d slight favor the case for medium term rebound from 122.36 to resume in a later stage.
Initial bias in GBP/JPY remains mildly on the downside this week. Current fall from 144.77 would target medium term fibonacci level at 135.39. We’d anticipate strong support from there to bring rebound. On the upside, firm break of 140.08 resistance will now indicate near term reversal and turn bias back to the upside for 142.79 resistance first.
In the bigger picture, price actions from 122.36 medium term bottom are still seen as a corrective pattern. Main focus is on 38.2% retracement of 195.86 to 122.36 at 150.42. Rejection from there will turn the cross into medium term sideway pattern. Or, sustained break of 50% retracement of 122.36 to 148.42 at 135.39 will turn outlook bearish for a test on 122.36 low. Though, sustained break of 150.42 will extend the rebound towards 61.8% retracement of 195.86 to 122.36 at 167.78.
In the longer term picture, while price actions from 122.36 would develop into a medium term correction, fall from 195.86 is still seen as resuming the down trend from 251.09 (2007 high). Hence, after the correction from 122.36 completes we’d expect another fall through 116.83 low.