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AUD/USD Chart Analysis: Targeting 0.67 After Critical Support Break

AUD/USD Chart Analysis: Targeting 0.67 After Critical Support Break

2019-05-14 00:30:00
Ilya Spivak, Sr. Currency Strategist
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AUD/USD Technical Strategy: BEARISH

  • Aussie Dollar completes Triangle, hinting 2018 downtrend resuming
  • Near-term support at 0.69 but measured objective implied near 0.67
  • Break above 0.7133 needed to meaningfully neutralize bearish bias

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The Australian Dollar appears poised to extend losses against its US counterpart after sellers pushed prices below critical resistance in the 0.6978-0.7021 zone. This marked the floor of a descending Triangle chart pattern carved out since late October 2018. US-China trade war escalation fueled the selloff.

The setup carries bearish implications. Confirmation on a daily close below its lower bound now points to resumption of the downward trend established from January 2018 highs. Initial support is at the 0.69 figure, followed by the January 2016 bottom at 0.6827.

AUD/USD Chart Analysis: Targeting 0.67 After Critical Support Break

The Triangle formation implies a more substantive decline however. Looking through near-term price swings on the weekly chart, a conservative measuring of the pattern’s height extrapolated downward from the site of the break out calls for a descent to within a hair of the 0.67 figure.

Australian Dollar vs US Dollar chart - weekly

The 0.6978-0.7021 area has been recast as near-term resistance. A reversal back above it puts the Triangle top – a barrier that also establishes the boundaries of the 2019 down trend – back into focus. That is now at 0.7133, with a turn above that opening the door for a test of the 0.7206-15 region.

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

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