GBPJPY Engulfing Bar + Pin Bar Reversal | Aug 1st

GBPJPY – Forms Large Engulfing Bar
For the first day in six, the GBPJPY closed bullish, although this time it did so via a large bullish engulfing bar (which almost took out the last two days of selling – see daily chart below).  You can see how the impulsive bullish price action started with an intraday pin bar on the 1hr chart (also a double bottom) off the 148.30 level, whereby the pair climbed for over 230 pips straight.

large bullish engulfing bar gbpjpy price action

Intraday Pin Bar 1hr Chart
intraday pin bar 1hr chart price action gbpjpy

The intraday charts are showing consolidation after the large impulsive move, suggesting more upside. Any pullbacks towards 148.50/30 area would be potential places to go long. In terms of upside resistance, once it clears 150.90, 151.84 and 152.90 will be up next. Short term, we favor the upside, but NFP tomorrow can be a game changer so try and neutralize risk ahead of the announcement.

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