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Aussie Testing Key Area of Confluence

ByWarren Venketas

Aug 19, 2022
AUD/USD Forecast: Aussie Weaker as Global Risk Sentiment Outweighs RBA


AUD/USD ANALYSIS &TALKING POINTS

  • Can AUD recover some losses as we close off the week?
  • Jackson Hole in focus next week.

AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR FUNDAMENTAL BACKDROP

The Australian dollarextended it’s weekly losses on Friday without signs of a reprieve stemming from a stronger U.S. dollar and weaker than expected Australian labor data. Next week we have Australian PMI data which has been on the decline on both manufacturing and services fronts as high inflation and a slowdown in global demand hampered both segments, so it will be interesting to see whether the downward trend continues or not. Later in the week, the Jackson Hole Symposium will dominate markets as to the directional bias of the Federal Reserve after an underwhelming FOMC Minutes release earlier this week.

ECONOMIC CALENDAR

Source: DailyFX economic calendar

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

AUD/USD DAILY CHART

aud/usd daily chart

Chart prepared by Warren Venketas, IG

AUD/USD price action is heading for a key inflection point as bears test the Relative Strength Index (RSI) trendline support (green). A break below could spur further Aussie weakness coinciding with a potential bearish crossover (blue) between the 20-day EMA and 50-day EMA respectively. This being said, I believe the dollar will take a breather and allow for some respite for AUD bulls.

Key resistance levels:

  • 0.7000
  • 20-day EMA (purple)
  • 50-day EMA (blue)

Key support levels:

IG CLIENT SENTIMENT DATA: BEARISH

IGCS shows retail traders are currently LONG on AUD/USD, with 65% of traders currently holding long positions. At DailyFX we typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment resulting in a short-term bearish disposition.

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