AUDUSD Technical Analysis – Big downside expected if this level gives way

week, the US CPI came
basically in line with expectations, but the good news is that the Core M/M
reading once again printed at 0.2%. The less good news is that the US Initial Claims spiked
higher, but Continuing Claims remained solid. We have already seen Claims
spiking higher in the past months, so it shouldn’t be worrying yet. The
long-term inflation expectations in the University of Michigan report
ticked lower, so on the data side the soft-landing narrative was supported. The
US Dollar, nonetheless, appreciated across the board as the attention may have
turned already on the next data given the higher energy prices and China starting to stimulate more.

The RBA, on the other hand,
kept its cash rate unchanged with a slight tweak to a line in
the policy statement that suggests that they are leaning more on the dovish
side. The data has been mixed as the Australian Jobs report surprised again to the upside but
the Inflation report and the Wages data missed expectations. Nonetheless,
they will see more data before the next meeting and can make a better-informed decision.

AUDUSD Technical Analysis –
Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that AUDUSD has
eventually reached the 0.6459 low and a break lower would open the door for a
fall towards the 0.6168 level. The buyers should step in here with a defined
risk below to target the 0.66 handle first and the 0.69 resistance upon a
break higher. The overall bias remains bearish though, so the sellers will look
at the pullbacks as opportunities to re-enter at better prices.

AUDUSD Technical Analysis –
4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that we have a divergence with the
MACD right at
the low. This is generally a sign of weakening momentum often followed by
pullbacks or reversals. In this case, we may see a pullback into the trendline where
the sellers are likely to step in to target a break below the low. The buyers,
on the other hand, will need the price to break above the trendline to gain
more conviction and target new higher highs.

AUDUSD Technical Analysis –
1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that we
have also the Fibonacci levels for confluence near the trendline, so the
sellers will have more defined levels where to short from.

Upcoming Events

This week is a
bit empty on the data front but we will still have some top tier economic data.
Today, we will see the latest US Retail Sales report with strong data expected
to support the USD while weak figures likely to weigh on the greenback in the
short-term. On Thursday, we have the Australian Jobs report where we will see
if the data supports the RBA’s stance and then later in the day, we will see
the US Jobless Claims. A big miss in Claims data should trigger some
recessionary fears and send the market into risk-off ultimately weighing on the
AUD and supporting the USD. On the other hand, strong data may even lead the
market to expect the Fed to keep with its hawkish stance and support the US
Dollar as well.

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