Talking Points

  • AUDNZD eyeing key resistance range 1.0882-1.0906
  • Scalp bias awaiting conviction break of weekly/monthly opening ranges
  • Event risk on tap from Australia & New Zealand this week

AUDNZD Daily Chart

Forex_AUDNZD_Target_Key_Resistance-_Bullish_Scalp_Bias_at_Risk_Sub_1.09_body_Picture_2.png, AUDNZD Target Key Resistance- Bullish Scalp Bias at Risk Sub 1.09

Chart Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

Technical Outlook

  • AUDNZD eyes key resistance range 1.0882/1.0906
  • Weekly opening range in focus- 1.0780-1.0864
  • Topside breach targets resistance objectives at 1.0946, 1.1035, 1.1163
  • Broader bias weighted to the downside sub-1.1200 (August Low)
  • Support at 1.0772bullish invalidation
  • RSI support trigger pending / 60-breach would be constructive
  • Event Risk on Tap: Australian Employment Report and New Zealand Business Manufacturing PMI & Food Prices on Wednesday

AUDNZD Scalp Chart

Forex_AUDNZD_Target_Key_Resistance-_Bullish_Scalp_Bias_at_Risk_Sub_1.09_body_Picture_1.png, AUDNZD Target Key Resistance- Bullish Scalp Bias at Risk Sub 1.09

Notes: Although the broader bias remains weighted to the downside, the rebound off the January low and daily RSI divergence has kept our focus on the long side of AUDNZD in the near-term. The pair is now eyeing key resistance at 1.09 and if breached, would suggest that a more significant low may have been put in last month.

That said, the weekly and monthly opening ranges will be paramount here and we’ll continue to favor long exposure while above 1.0772. This level is defined by the February opening range low and the 38.2% retracement of the advance off the January low. Should this level be compromised, look for a break below the 1.0734 pivot to put the larger downtrend back into focus. Bottom line: our immediate focus is on a conviction break of the weekly/monthly opening range with our broader bias weighed to the downside below 1.1200.

Be on the lookout for event risk tomorrow out of Australia and New Zealand with the Aussie employment report taking central focus tomorrow evening. Follow the progress of this trade setup and more throughout the trading week in DailyFX on Demand.

* It’s extremely important to give added consideration regarding the timing of intra-day scalps with the opening ranges on a session & hourly basis offering further clarity on intra-day biases.

Key Threshold Grid

Entry/Exit Targets




Resistance Target 1



50% Retrace / Weekly ORH

Resistance Target 2

Daily / 30min


161.8 % Ext / 61.8% Retracement

Resistance Target 3

Daily / 30min


38.2% & 78.6% Retracement(s)

Bearish Invalidation

Daily / 30min


Monthly ORH / 38.2% Extension

Break Target 1



50% Fib Extension

Break Target 2

Daily / 30min


50% Retracement

Break Target 3



61.8% Fib Extension

Break Target 4



Soft Resistance / Pivot

Break Target 5

Daily / 30min


61.8% Retracement

Support Target 1



Soft Support / Pivot

Bullish Invalidation

Daily / 30min


Weekly & Monthly ORL / 38.2% Retrace

Break Target 1



23.6% Retracement

Break Target 2



50% Retracement

Break Target 3

Daily / 30min


61.8 Retracements

Average True Range

Daily (20)


Profit Targets 22-25pips

*ORH: Opening Range High

*ORL: Opening Range Low

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---Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

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