GBP/JPY continues to move within a declining channel. The hourly support at 173.44 (08/10/2014 low) is challenged. A more significant support stands at 172.99. Hourly resistances can be found at 175.15 (07/10/2014 high) and 175.91 (03/10/2014 high, see also the declining channel).
In the long-term, the break of the major resistance at 163.09 (07/08/2009 high) confirms a long-term rising trend. However, the failure to hold above the resistance at 179.17 (see also psychological threshold at 180.00) favours a phase of consolidation. Strong supports lie at 172.99 (16/09/2014 low) and 169.51 (11/04/2014 low). Another resistance can be found at 183.98 (50% retracement of the 2007-2009 decline).