AUD/USD extends post RBA losses to 0.6950, teases weekly bullish channel breakdown
AUD/USD bears ignore the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) Interest Rate Decision while extending pullback from the monthly high ahead of Tuesday’s European session. That said, the Aussie pair takes offers to refresh daily low near 0.6950 by the press time.
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From a technical perspective, Friday's sharp intraday downfall stalled near a descending trend-line resistance breakpoint. The subsequent bounce and acceptance above the 50-day SMA favour bullish traders. Some follow-through buying beyond the 0.7000 psychological mark would reaffirm the positive outlook and pave the way for additional gains. The AUD/USD pair might then aim to surpass an intermediate hurdle near the 0.7060 region and aim to reclaim the 0.7100 mark. The momentum could lift spot prices beyond the 100-day SMA, around the 0.7115 area, towards testing the very important 200-day SMA, currently near the 0.7170 zone.
On the flip side, the 0.6940 horizontal level now seems to protect the immediate downside ahead of the 0.6910-0.6900 region. Some follow-through selling below the 0.6880-0.6875 support zone could make the AUD/USD pair vulnerable to challenging the 0.6800 round-figure mark. A convincing break below the latter would shift the bias in favour of bearish traders and expose the 0.6730 support. Spot prices could eventually drop to the 0.6700 mark en-route the YTD low, around the 0.6680 region set on July 14.
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