GBP/JPY (week of 06-10/03)

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Weekly Summary

Pound-Yen ends yesterday stable around 162.57 .

A good end to the trading week, GBP/JPY is up to 162.57, after closing yesterday at zero. Overall, a 0% move or 16,257 pips this week. (Start trading Pound-Yen at FXTM today).

This move comes while some more positive signs for Pound-Yen are out as following a previous reading of 0%, Manufacturing Production in United Kingdom released today at 07:00 UTC fell short of the -0.1% figure expected by analysts with an actual reading of -0.4%.

On the flip side, data for United Kingdom GDP published today at 07:00 UTC came out at 0.3%, beating projections of 0.1% and showing improvement over the preceding figure of -0.5%. Japan GDP released earlier showed a marked improvement to zero from the preceding data of -0.3, but fell short of the 0.2 figure forecast by a consensus of market analysts. Highly important Construction PMI data from United Kingdom beat analyst expectations of 49.1 with a reading of 54.6.

At the same time, United Kingdom Monthly GDP 3M/3M Change (Jan) released today at 07:00 UTC with a figure of zero, while the previous figure was zero.

Outlook for rest of the week: Positive indicators for Pound-Yen are expected going forward as United Kingdom Average Earnings Index +Bonus expected to decline to 5.7 while its preceding data was 5.9, data will be available Tuesday.

The market is looking forward to the release of new data: United Kingdom Claimant Count Change (Feb) scheduled to come out Tuesday. As things stand, upcoming Japan Industrial Production data is projected to fall short of market expectations with newly published data of -4.6%, following on from the preceding figure of 0.3%. New data is set to be published Thursday.

Mar. 10, 2023

Bullish currency pair Pound-Yen runs out of steam at 164.24; currently at 162.57

(23:15) GMT

After ending the previous trading day at 162.32, Pound-Yen went up to 164.24 only to drop back; still positive overall today, now trading at 162.57.

This move comes while some more positive signs for Pound-Yen are out as Manufacturing Production in United Kingdom fell short of market expectations (-0.1%) with a reading of -0.4%, continuing the decline from the previous figure of 0%.

On the flip side, United Kingdom GDP beat analyst expectations of 0.1% and the previous reading of -0.5% with new data of 0.3%.

At the same time, United Kingdom Monthly GDP 3M/3M Change (Jan) came out at zero, while a consensus of analysts was expecting -0.1.

GBP/JPY made an initial breakout above its 200 day Simple Moving Average at 163.04, a potential indicator of a newly emerging bullish phase.

Following today's unexpected gains, extensive multifactorial technical analysis forecasts Pound-Yen to buck against its prevailing downtrend and begin to turn higher in the short term. With all probabilities considered, the Pound-Yen is expected to pick up significant bullish sentiment in the coming days.

A look at other currencies also shows bullish price action as GBP/USD is up 0.92%. GBP/CAD is up 0.89%.

At the same time, USD/CHF closed at 0.9213 (down 1.2%).

The currency pair has been trending positively for about a month. Pound-Yen is now trading 12.25% away from its significant low of 144.6 first tested 4 months ago.

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