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AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting to Sell Aussie Anew

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting to Sell Aussie Anew

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • AUD/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Aussie Dollar Sellers Struggle with Follow-Through Below 0.72 Figure vs. US Dollar
  • Opting to Wait for Better Risk/Reward, Passage of Event Risk Before Re-Entering Short

The Australian Dollar is struggling to make headway below the 0.72 against its US namesake having declined as expected after putting in a bearish Evening Star candlestick pattern. We entered short AUD/USD at 0.7290 and subsequently booked profit on half of the position. The remainder of the trade was stopped out at the breakeven level.

Near-term support remainsat 0.7199, the 14.6% Fibonacci expansion. A break below this barrier on a daily closing basisclears the way for a test of the 0.7056-86 area, marked by a rising trend line and the 23.6% level. Alternatively, a move above the 38.2% Fib retracement at 0.7387 opens the door for a challenge of the 50% mark at 0.7535.

Re-entering short looks unattractive from a risk/reward perspective at current levels. Furthermore, potentially disruptive event risk by way of Australian CPI figures and the FOMC policy announcement looms ahead. We will stay flat for now.

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AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting to Sell Aussie Anew

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