AUD/USD: Bulls keep the reins with eyes on 0.7000 ahead of China CPI/PPI

AUD/USD portrays a fourth attempt to pierce the key 0.7000 threshold. Broad US dollar weakness, upbeat equities and commodities helped Aussie to ignore pandemic fears. China inflation data, Australian housing market figures and US Jobless Claims to decorate the calendar.

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USD/JPY: There is a big Fib confluence target on the downside at 106.90

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Look East for market direction

When the stock market of the world’s second largest economy jumps more than 450 points, or 8%, in a week, it is time to sit up and take notice. The Shanghai Composite index, which acts as the benchmark for Chinese stocks, is now at 2018 levels.

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XTZ/USD gains over 7%, bumps into daily SMA50

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EUR/USD Forecast: Picks up pace, eyes 2020 highs

GBP/USD Forecast: Extends gains above 1.2600, ignoring Brexit talks

USD/JPY Forecast: Hits marginally lower lows, still rangebound

AUD/USD Forecast: Aussie benefits from better market mood, remains capped by 0.7000

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EUR/USD Weekly Forecast: The song remains the same

After the financial markets went into chaos in March, and desperately look to stabilize in April, investors began to recover their optimism throughout May and June, hoping for a soon-to-come economic comeback.

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GBP/USD Weekly Forecast: Seeing dead cat bounces everywhere, time for another fall

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USD/JPY Weekly Forecast: Covid sets the pace

The risk-aversion trade to the US dollar takes its signals from the advancing number of virus case in several large American states and the potential for ever stricter economic constraints.

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AUD/USD Weekly Forecast: Market´s anxiety having no effects on Aussie

The AUD/USD pair is up for a second consecutive week, and it has recovered the 0.6900 threshold, although it couldn’t run beyond it. In the previous two weeks, the pair met sellers in the 0.6970 price zone.

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Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: BTC volatility drops to a year low, get ready for a spiral drive

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Gold Weekly Forecast: What happened the last time gold broke out of its highs after such a long pullback

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FOREX INDICATOR: CONFLUENCES

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Gold has finally broken above $1,800 and continues its gradual journey higher, buoyed by central banks and coronavirus concerns. How is XAU/USD positioned on the technical charts?

The Technical Confluences Indicator is showing that the next upside target is $1,806, which is where the Pivot Point one-week Resistance 2 hits the price. Soft resistance is at $1,812, which is where the PP one-day awaits.

The next targets are more significant and are also marked by pivot points. The powerful PP one-month R1 awaits at $1,821, and it is followed by the PP one-week R3 at $1,823.

Some support is tat $1,797, which is the convergence of the previous daily high, the Simple Moving Average 5-1h, and the Bollinger Band 15min-Middle.

The next cushion is at $1,789, which is the confluence of the SMA 10-4h, the previous weekly high, the Fibonacci 38.2% one-day, and the SMA 5-1h.

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