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AUD/USD eases from two-month peak on modest USD strength, downside seems cushioned

The AUD/USD pair faces rejection near a technically significant 200-day SMA on Friday and witnessed a modest pullback from the vicinity of a two-month high touched the previous day. The pair, however, manages to bounce a few pips from the daily low and now seems to have stabilized around the 0.7100 round-figure mark.

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Technical Overview

From a technical perspective, Friday's sharp intraday downfall stalled near a descending trend-line resistance breakpoint. The subsequent bounce and acceptance above the 50-day SMA favour bullish traders. Some follow-through buying beyond the 0.7000 psychological mark would reaffirm the positive outlook and pave the way for additional gains. The AUD/USD pair might then aim to surpass an intermediate hurdle near the 0.7060 region and aim to reclaim the 0.7100 mark. The momentum could lift spot prices beyond the 100-day SMA, around the 0.7115 area, towards testing the very important 200-day SMA, currently near the 0.7170 zone.

On the flip side, the 0.6940 horizontal level now seems to protect the immediate downside ahead of the 0.6910-0.6900 region. Some follow-through selling below the 0.6880-0.6875 support zone could make the AUD/USD pair vulnerable to challenging the 0.6800 round-figure mark. A convincing break below the latter would shift the bias in favour of bearish traders and expose the 0.6730 support. Spot prices could eventually drop to the 0.6700 mark en-route the YTD low, around the 0.6680 region set on July 14.


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AUD/USD: Interim top confirmed, 0.7000 at risk Premium

AUD/USD: Interim top confirmed, 0.7000 at risk

The AUD/USD pair kept falling in the last few days, reaching a fresh multi-week low of 0.7263 on Friday, to close the trading week a handful of pips above it. 

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EUR/USD extends slide toward mid-1.0200s after US data

EUR/USD extends slide toward mid-1.0200s after US data

EUR/USD continues to decline toward 1.0250 during the American trading hours on Friday. After the data published by the UOM showed that the long-run inflation outlook rose to 3% in August from 2.9% in July, the dollar gathered strength against its rivals, weighing on the pair.

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GBP/USD pushes lower 1.2100 on broad dollar strength

GBP/USD pushes lower 1.2100 on broad dollar strength

GBP/USD is trading deep in negative territory near 1.2100 during the American session on Friday. With the UoM's Consumer Sentiment Survey pointing to a modest increase in the long-run inflation outlook, the US Dollar Index extended its rally, reflecting a broad dollar strength.

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USD/JPY trades with modest gains amid positive risk tone, modest USD uptick

USD/JPY trades with modest gains amid positive risk tone, modest USD uptick

USD/JPY gains traction on Friday and moves away from over a one-week low set the previous day. The Fed-BoJ policy divergence and a positive risk tone undermine the JPY and act as a tailwind. The recent hawkish remarks by Fed officials help revive the USD demand and remain supportive.

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Gold clings to modest gains above $1,790

Gold clings to modest gains above $1,790

Gold stays relatively resilient on Friday and trades modestly higher on the day above $1,790. Although the greenback continues to outperform its rivals on the latest US data, falling US Treasury bond yields help XAU/USD hold in positive territory.

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AUDUSD YEARLY FORECAST

How could AUDUSD move this year? Our experts make an AUDUSD update forecasting the possible moves of the aussie-dollar pair during the whole year. Don't miss our 2022 AUDUSD forecast!

AUDUSD FORECAST 2022

In the AUDUSD Forecast Price 2022, our AUDUSD Forecast Poll shows a moderately bullish outlook as commodity currencies are bid. By the end of the year 2021, the average outlook for the pair is 0.7204. Read more details about the forecast.

From Jan 2021 to Dec 2021, the maximum level for the AUDUSD (aussie US dollar) was 0.7967 (on 24/02/21), and the minimum, 0.6999 (on 03/12/21)

MOST INFLUENTIAL POLITICAL EVENTS IN 2022 FOR AUDUSD

The 2020 post-pandemic recovery seen in the currency pair lost legs in 2021, undermined by the dovish stance from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and a pause in the commodity ‘Supercycle’.

A shift in the gear by the RBA and an improving economic performance, however, pose upside risks for the aussie in 2022. Will the recovery be a smooth sail amid looming Chinese concerns?


About AUDUSD

AUDUSD, The 'Aussie'

The AUDUSD pair, also called the “Aussie”, tells the trader how many US dollars (the quote currency) are needed to purchase one Australian dollar (the base currency). This currency pair is also known as the "Aussie". Together with the New Zealand Dollar and the Canadian Dollar, the AUD is a commodity currency, that is a currency whose country's exports are largely comprised of raw materials (precious metals, oil, agriculture, etc.).

The interest rates set by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) have been among the highest of industrialized countries and the relatively high liquidity of the AUD has made it an attractive tool for carry traders looking for a currency with the highest yields. These factors made the AUD very popular among currency traders.


AUDUSD CORRELATIONS

Australia is a big exporter to China and its economy and currency reflect any change in the situation in that country. The prevailing view is that the Australian Dollar offers diversification benefits in a portfolio containing the major world currencies because of its greater exposure to Asian economies.

This correlation with the Shanghai stock exchange is to be added to the correlation it has with gold. The pair AUDUSD often rises and falls along with the price of gold. In the financial world, gold is viewed as a safe haven against inflation and it is one of the most traded commodities.

ORGANIZATIONS, PEOPLE AND ECONOMIC DATA THAT INFLUENCE AUDUSD

The AUDUSD news can be seriously affected by the decisions taken by these organizations and people:

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) that issues statements and decides on the interest rates of the country. Its president is Philip Lowe.
  • Australian Government and its Department of Finance that implement policies that affect the economy of the country.
  • The US Government: events as administration statements, new laws and regulations or fiscal policy can increase or decrease the value of the US Dollar and the currencies traded against it, in this case, the Australian Dollar.
  • Fed, the Federal Reserve of the United States whose president is Jerome Powell. The Fed controls the monetary policy, through active duties such as managing interest rates, setting the reserve requirement, and acting as a lender of last resort to the banking sector during times of bank insolvency or financial crisis.

In terms of economic data, as for most currencies, the AUDUSD traders have to keep an eye on:

  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product), the total market value of all final goods and services produced in a country. It is a gross measure of market activity because it indicates the pace at which a country's economy is growing or decreasing. Generally speaking, a high reading or a better than expected number is seen as positive for the AUD, while a low reading is negative.
  • Inflation measured by key indicators as the CPI (Core Price Index) and the PPI (Production Price Index), which reflect changes in purchasing trends.
  • Current Trade Balance, a balance between exports and imports of total goods and services. A positive value shows trade surplus, while a negative value shows trade deficit. If a steady demand in exchange for AUD exports is seen, that would turn into a positive growth in the trade balance, and that should be positive for the AUD.

Philip Lowe

Philip Lowe is Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Dr Lowe holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Comm (Honours) in Economics/Econometrics from the University of New South Wales. He has authored numerous papers, including on the linkages between monetary policy and financial stability. He commenced as Governor on 18 September 2016.

Jerome Powell

Jerome Powell took office as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in February 2018, for a four-year term ending in February 2022. His term as a member of the Board of Governors will expire January 31, 2028. Born in Washington D.C., he received a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University in 1975 and earned a law degree from Georgetown University in 1979. Powell served as an assistant secretary and as undersecretary of the Treasury under President George H.W. Bush. He also worked as a lawyer and investment banker in New York City. From 1997 through 2005, Powell was a partner at The Carlyle Group.

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ASSETS THAT INFLUENCE AUD/USD THE MOST

  • Currencies: NZD and JPY (New Zealand and Japan are important regional partners of Australia). Other important group of influent pairs includes: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, NZD/USD and USD/CAD.
  • Commodities: The most important is Gold, as already explained above, but also Iron Ore and Natural Gas.
  • Bonds: GACGB10 (Australian Government Bonds Generic Yield 10 Year), GNZGB10 (New Zealand Government Bond 10 Year) and T-NOTE 10Y (10 year US Treasury note).
  • Indices: S&P/ASX 200 (stocks of the Australian Securities Exchange), S&P/TSX Global Gold Index (includes producers of gold and related products at the Toronto Stock Exchange).