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Technical Outlook:

GBP[3]/USD[4] broke the sturdy March trend-line last week, and then retested the broken threshold. The sequence has price heading lower within the confines of a channel off the recent high. Looking lower, a break below 12335 will put Cable at risk of sinking towards the next area of support under 12200. It will take a powerful push back above 12542 and the recapturing of the broken trend-line to turn the picture positive.

GBP/USD 4-hr Chart (looks headed lower)

GBP/USD 4hr chart

GBP/USD Chart by TradingView[5]

AUD[6]/JPY[7] is sitting on a couple of lines of support following a rejection from over 7600. The lack of upside response is in-line with general risk trends. This may change though and so support needs to be respected until broken. There is a wedge pattern developing that could add some punch to an eventual break. A break higher will have 7508 then the high at 76.74 in focus, while a breakdown could have strong support at 7000 in play.

AUD/JPY 4-hr Chart (broke support)

AUD/JPY

AUD/JPY Chart by TradingView[8]

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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst

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