How to trade the GBP/JPY – Fundamentals

Now back to the subject, for Sterling, we just need to refer to our blog article Trading the Great British Pound and will have an idea of what to expect from that particular currency.

For the Japanese Yen, which is the other part on this cross pair, we all know, or at least should know, the important role of that currency. The Yen, as it is often referred to in the trading world, is a safe haven currency. That means traders and investors have a belief that this particular currency is stable enough to keep its value if compared to other currencies in times of uncertainty, inflation and any other forms of crisis.


The North Korea impact

Talking about uncertain times, I guess that we could easily classify “right now” as this kind of environment. I am sure you have heard countless times in the news about the volatility between the United States and North Korea. There is a possible conflict on the horizon between these two countries. As sad as it may be, there are two ways you can look at this. One you can do nothing and lament about the world, its wars and current situation or two, you can actually use that knowledge to make some extra profits.

Since North Korea has shown no intention to hear anyone insisting in its continued nuclear program and with Trump in power in the US, that conflict is looming. Plus the US Dollar which is so weak and with no hopes for any strength to pick up in the near future, Selling Sterling and Buying the Japanese Yen would be a good proposal.

That is exactly what Platinum Traders plan to do if and when this trade comes into play.


How to trade GBP/JPY – Technical Analysis:

From the chart on the left we can see GBP/JPY has rejected the top of the Ascending Triangle and has now breached the ascending trending line. All Platinum traders know exactly what to do on a breakout like that. BPC on it!! We will favour short positions on a pull back to 144.20 as another retest of the Trending Line. As for the fundamentals, the Japanese Yen is very Bullish due to its safe haven status and the Pound is entering a possible reversal Head & Shoulders against the US Dollar.

We believe that both the pull backs on the Yen and Cable will be the perfect match with this level and a perfect trade could potentially come into play.

How to trade the GBP/JPY:

A) Short the GBP/JPY @ 144.20 or the nearest zone with 100 pips stop loss and a target of 135.85

If you have any questions on the trade set ups, please contact the Platinum team


  • 114.20 – Long Term Selling level
  • 138.85 – Short Term Buying Level
  • 135.85- Long Term Buying Level
  • 132.90-Short Term Buying Level – Platinum’s Premium Fib level
  • 129.25-Short Term Buying Level
  • 123.25 – Long Term Buying Level




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Nisha Patel
Live from the Platinum Trading Floor.

Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel is a Forex Trader and Content Writer at the Platinum Trading Academy, she has been trading in the markets for over 15 years and covers three major aspects: Forex, Indices, and Fundamental Analysis.

“I understand the pain of day traders; by writing dynamic and exciting content which my readers can enjoy, I hope to enhance your trading skills and bring both profitability and consistency”

Having worked for three major corporate banks such as ICAP, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan, Nisha finally found a home with the Platinum Trading Academy.

Working together, we hope to bring you amazing content while trading the financial markets.

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