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AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie Dollar Repelled at Trend Top

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie Dollar Repelled at Trend Top

Ilya Spivak,
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  • Australian Dollar rejected at 11-month downtrend resistance vs USD
  • Break of near-term support to beckon next leg of the structural decline
  • Longer-term positioning suggests scope to test 2008-2009 crisis lows

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The Australian Dollar is back on the defensive after testing resistance establishing the downtrend against its US counterpart since December 2018. Last week’s resistance break has been overturned and AUD/USD is back to challenge support guiding it higher since the beginning of October.

A break below this barrier confirmed on a daily closing basis would suggest the corrective upswing has been exhausted and the dominant bearish trajectory resumed. A down leg broadly in line with the trend average may see prices testing decade lows near the 0.66 figure.

Australian Dollar vs US Dollar price chart - daily

Daily AUD/USD chart created with TradingView

Longer-term positioning looks still-more ominous. The 2018 break of a 17-year uptrend and the subsequent breach of the 0.69 figure in July of 2019 seems put prices broadly on course to retest lows in the 0.6009-0.6352 region, where prices have not ventured since the 2008 financial crisis.

Australian Dollar vs US Dollar price chart - monthly

Monthly AUD/USD chart created with TradingView


--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for

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