AUD/USD jumps to 0.6650 ahead of Aussie Retail Sales data


  • AUD/USD moves higher to 0.6650 ahead of crucial Australian economic data.
  • Investors expect that the Fed will consider rate cuts in the last quarter of this year.
  • Fed policymakers emphasize the need to maintain interest rates at restrictive levels.

The AUD/USD pair climbs to 0.6650 in Monday’s New York session. The Aussie asset rises as the US Dollar remains under pressure even though investors expect that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will not cut interest rates before the fourth quarter of this year.

The market sentiment is slightly cautious due to thin trading volume as United States markets are closed on account of Memorial Day. The US Dollar Index (DXY), which tracks the Greenback’s value against six major currencies, is slightly down near 104.65.

Market speculation for the Fed reducing interest rates from the September meeting has come downs slightly below 50% from 62% a week ago, as per the CME FedWatch tool. The sharp decline in Fed rate-cut prospects is the outcome of policymakers’ hawkish interest-rate guidance and strengthening US economic outlook.

Fed officials have been underscoring the need to maintain the current interest rate framework for a longer period as they believe that the one-time decline in price pressures reported by April’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report is insufficient to gain confidence that progress in the disinflation process has resumed after stalling in the January-March period.

Meanwhile, the Australian Dollar exhibits strength ahead of the release of the monthly Retail Sales and annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for April, which will be published on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Retail Sales are estimated to have grown by 0.2% after contracting 0.4% in March. In the same period, the inflation data is expected to have softened to 3.4% from 3.5%.

AUD/USD

Overview
Today last price 0.6653
Today Daily Change 0.0024
Today Daily Change % 0.36
Today daily open 0.6629
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 0.6612
Daily SMA50 0.6555
Daily SMA100 0.6562
Daily SMA200 0.6531
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 0.6636
Previous Daily Low 0.6592
Previous Weekly High 0.6709
Previous Weekly Low 0.6592
Previous Monthly High 0.6644
Previous Monthly Low 0.6362
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.662
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6609
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.6602
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.6575
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6557
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6646
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6663
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.669

 

 

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