• AUD/USD continues to edge lower ahead of the American session.
  • US Dollar Index climbs to 93.30 as market mood remains cautious.
  • FOMC Chairman Powell will speak at Fed Listens event.

After closing the previous two trading days in the positive territory, the AUD/USD pair reversed its course on Friday and was last seen trading at a fresh daily low of 0.7250, losing 0.62% on a daily basis.

Eyes on Wall Street, Powell

The souring market mood ahead of the weekend seems to be weighing on AUD/USD. Reflecting the risk-averse environment, the S&P Futures and the Nasdaq Futures are down 0.48% and 0.62%, respectively. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index (DXY) is rising 0.25% at 93.30 following Thursday's 0.4% decline. In case US stocks suffer heavy losses after the opening bell, the DXY is likely to preserve its bullish momentum and force AUD/USD to edge lower in the second half of the day.

August New Home Sales will be the only data featured in the US economic docket. More importantly, FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell will be delivering his opening remarks at the virtual event titled "Fed Listens: Perspectives on the Pandemic Recovery."

AUD/USD near-term outlook

Terence Wu, FX Strategist at OCBC bank, thinks that AUD/USD could target 0.7200 in the near term. 

“The AUD/USD will be a barometer of Evergrande risks in the near term," Wu said. "Evergrande aside, the underlying risk-off bias is perhaps more sustained. Prefer to stay the course, looking for downside tests of 0.7200.”

AUD/USD set to tick down towards 0.7200 level – OCBC.

Technical levels to watch for


Today last price 0.725
Today Daily Change -0.0044
Today Daily Change % -0.60
Today daily open 0.7294
Daily SMA20 0.7334
Daily SMA50 0.7329
Daily SMA100 0.7487
Daily SMA200 0.7599
Previous Daily High 0.7316
Previous Daily Low 0.7222
Previous Weekly High 0.7377
Previous Weekly Low 0.7262
Previous Monthly High 0.7427
Previous Monthly Low 0.7106
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.728
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.7258
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.7239
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.7183
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.7145
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.7333
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.7371
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.7427



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