• AUD/USD holds the higher ground above 0.7400 amid USD pullback.
  • Hawkish RBA Minutes, Shanghai reopening news offset PBOC’s inaction.
  • Higher yields, cautious market mood could cap the aussie’s rebound.

AUD/USD is consolidating gains above 0.7400, having staged a decent comeback on a broad-based US dollar retreat.

The US dollar index corrects sharply from two-year highs, as the greenback tracks the profit-taking slide in the USD/JPY pair after it refreshed 20-year highs at 129.40.

The aussie also cheers some encouraging news coming out of Shanghai after the officials said Wednesday that “the epidemic situation in the city has shown a downtrend in recent days.” The city is set to reopen, with some factories returning to production in closed-loop systems.

Additionally, the hawkish Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) April meeting’s Minutes also keep the sentiment around the aussie dollar afloat. The RBA minutes showed that the central bank is prepared to begin its rate-hike cycle as early this June, as they expect inflation to increase further.

Read: RBA: Further evidence that the beginning of the rate hike cycle is close – Westpac

Earlier on, the major dipped to session lows of 0.7373 after the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) surprised markets to the downside by leaving the Loan Prime Rates (LPR) unchanged in April.

Looking ahead, the market’s perception of risk sentiment and the US dollar price action will have a significant influence on the higher-yielding aussie. The Fed’s Beige Book could likely offer fresh legs to the dollar’s rally.

AUD/USD: Technical levels to consider


Today last price 0.7412
Today Daily Change 0.0040
Today Daily Change % 0.54
Today daily open 0.7371
Daily SMA20 0.7472
Daily SMA50 0.7344
Daily SMA100 0.7254
Daily SMA200 0.7295
Previous Daily High 0.7401
Previous Daily Low 0.7344
Previous Weekly High 0.7494
Previous Weekly Low 0.739
Previous Monthly High 0.7541
Previous Monthly Low 0.7165
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.7379
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.7366
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.7343
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.7315
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.7286
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.74
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.7429
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.7457



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