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AUD/NZD Price Sequence Leading It Towards a Breakdown

AUD/NZD Price Sequence Leading It Towards a Breakdown

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AUD/NZD could soon accelerate lower

AUD/NZD continues to work its way lower since peaking back in October, and the price sequence is helping lend towards carving out a broad head-and-shoulders pattern. One could also view the price action since last fall as a descending wedge.

In either case, the outcome could soon become decidedly bearish if support breaks. The neckline of the pattern comes across as a trend-line from September, but just below it is a solid area of support dating back to July (the 200-day MA also runs in the vicinity). A solid daily close below 10824 should get AUD/NZD rolling downhill.

The measured-move target, based on the height of the formation, points to a move to around 10400. There is a trend-line extending higher from April 2015 which arrives ahead of this target, so this will be viewed as the more important level of support.

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Chart - AUD/NZD: Daily

AUD/NZD daily price chart

Tactical Approach:

  • Bearish bias kicks in on a close below 10824
  • Targeting 2015 trend-line, ~10450/500
  • Close back above 10900 doesn’t negate trend, but warrants caution on shorts

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