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AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Holding Short Through Sideways Trade

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Holding Short Through Sideways Trade

2018-07-31 07:00:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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AUD/USD Technical Strategy: NET SHORT AT 0.7547

  • Aussie Dollar is still treading water in a choppy range vs US namesake
  • Down trend resistance is intact, suggesting overall bias favors weakness
  • Wait-and-see approach favored until prices break free of congestion

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The Australian Dollar continues to be confined to a choppy range against its US namesake but broader positioning favors bearish trend resumption. Price action has been defined by a series of lower highs and lows since setting a double top near the 0.81 figure in late January. Until that is conclusively invalidated, the path of least resistance is seen leading downward.

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Holding Short Through Sideways Trade

Immediate support remains at 0.7335, a chart inflection point in play since mid-June 2016. Breaking below this barrier on a daily closing basis opens the door for another challenge of double bottom support in the 0.7145-65 area. Alternatively, a break above the outer bound of trend resistance – now at 0.7483 – paves the way for a foray back above the 0.76 figure.

The short AUD/USD position triggered at 0.7608 and subsequently scaled up near 0.7530 continues to be in play. Current positioning offers neither a convincing argument for near-term downward trend resumption nor compelling evidence of reversal. With that in mind, a wait-and-see approach seems most sensible for now until greater clarity emerges.

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--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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