The Chart of the Week: AUD/JPY bears step up to challenge the bulls at key resistance


  • AUD/JPY bears taking control of what is expected to be a daily downside extension.
  • The 4-hour time frame offers a bearish environment at a discount. 

AUD/JPY is bearish across the time frames and the following top-down analysis illustrates where the next swing trading opportunity has arisen on the daily and 4-hour time frame. 

Monthly chart

There are bullish prospects from a longer-term perspective with the price rallying from the dynamic trend-line support and extending beyond prior resistance.

The prior resistance will be expected to now act as support in a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement. 

Weekly chart

Meanwhile, from a weekly perspective, the bulls have challenged the start of what is expected to be a significant correction from weekly tops:

Daily chart

The price has been rejected at a critical resistance structure on the daily chart, reinforcing the near-term bearish bias in what is expected to result in an extension of the last bearish impulse. 

4-hour chart

The 4-hour chart has offered a discount from which bears may expect to see the price melt below the 21-moving average with bearish technical conditions marked by negative MACD.

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