AUDUSD Technical Analysis – The pair broke out of the range


  • The Fed left interest rates unchanged as
  • The macroeconomic projections were revised higher
    as the economy showed much stronger resilience than expected and the Dot Plot
    showed that the majority of members still expects another rate hike by the end
    of the year with less rate cuts in 2024.
  • Fed Chair Powell
    reaffirmed their data dependency but added that they will proceed carefully as
    they are trying to find the optimal level of rates. Powell also added that the
    soft landing is not the base case at the moment, although they are aiming for
  • The latest US Core PCE
    in line with expectations with disinflation continuing steady.
  • The labour market
    displayed signs of softening although it remains fairly solid as seen also last
    week with a strong beat in Jobless Claims.
  • The ISM Manufacturing PMI beat
    expectations yesterday in another sign that the US economy remains resilient.
  • The market doesn’t expect the Fed to hike again at
    the moment.


  • The
    RBA kept interest rates unchanged as expected as they are seeing inflation
    returning to target with the current level of interest rates.
  • The
    latest monthly CPI showed that core inflation is
  • The
    labour market is weakening as we got a big miss
    in July and the bulk of jobs added in August were part time.
  • The
    Australian Manufacturing PMI fell further into contraction while
    the Services PMI jumped back into expansion.
  • RBA
    Governor Lowe in his speech reaffirmed that if inflation remains sticky, they
    will have to tighten more.
  • The
    market expects the RBA to hold rates steady at the next meeting as well.

AUDUSD Technical Analysis –
Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that the AUDUSD pair
got rejected from the 0.65 resistance again
and sold off into the support, ultimately breaking it. The target for the
sellers should be the 2022 low around the 0.6168 level. For now, we can expect
the pullbacks to be faded as the sellers remain in control.

AUDUSD Technical Analysis –
4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that the pair is
now a bit overstretched on the downside as depicted by the distance from the
blue 8 moving average. In such
instances, we can generally see a pullback into the moving average or some
consolidation before the next move. In fact, we might see a pullback into the
broken support turned resistance which
could end up in a classic “break and retest” pattern. This is where we can
expect the sellers to step in with a defined risk above the resistance to
target the 0.6168 level. The buyers, on the other hand, will want to see the
price breaking above the resistance to start targeting the 0.65 level again.

AUDUSD Technical Analysis –
1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that we
have a trendline that
might act as resistance in case the bearish momentum proves to be strong. That
will be the first shorting point for the sellers, with the resistance around
the 0.6370 being the last line of defence. The buyers should pile in at every
break, but they will need the price to rally above the 0.6380 level to
invalidate the bearish setup and target the 0.65 resistance.

Upcoming Events

This week we have many key economic releases that will
culminate in the US NFP report on Friday. Today, we will have the US Job
Openings data which led to a strong rally the last time as the big miss made
Treasury yields to fall due to less labour market tightness and less hawkish
Fed expectations. Tomorrow, it will be the time for the ADP report and the ISM
Services PMI. On Thursday, we will see the Jobless Claims data, which continues
to show a solid labour market. Finally on Friday, it will be the time for the
NFP report which is the only one the Fed will see before its next rate

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