• AUD/USD came under renewed bearish pressure in early American session.
  • US Dollar Index is edging higher following earlier decline.
  • Wall Street's main indexes erased majority of opening gains.

After rising to a daily high of 0.7283 in the early European session, the AUD/USD pair went into a consolidation phase and stayed afloat in the positive territory ahead of the North American trading. With the greenback starting to gather strength in the second half of the day, AUD/USD edged lower and was last seen losing 0.25% on the day at 0.7230.

Focus shifts to PBoC 

Earlier in the day, the positive shift witnessed in market sentiment, as reflected by rising European equity indexes, made it difficult for the USD to find demand. Although Wall Street's main indexes opened decisively higher, they retraced a large portion of the advance and helped the US Dollar Index (DXY) gain traction. Currently, the S&P 500 Index is up only 0.15% at 4,364 and the DXY is posting modest gains at 93.26.

The US Census Bureau reported on Tuesday that Housing Starts rose by 3.9% on a monthly basis in August after declining by 7% in July. Furthermore, Building Permits increased by 6% in the same period. Nevertheless, these figures don't seem to be impacting risk sentiment in a meaningful way.

On Wednesday, the Westpac Leading Index for August will be featured in the Australian economic docket. Additionally, investors will keep a close eye on the People's Bank of China's (PBoC) monetary policy announcements. 

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Technical levels to watch for


Today last price 0.7234
Today Daily Change -0.0018
Today Daily Change % -0.25
Today daily open 0.7252
Daily SMA20 0.7334
Daily SMA50 0.7341
Daily SMA100 0.7502
Daily SMA200 0.7604
Previous Daily High 0.7269
Previous Daily Low 0.7219
Previous Weekly High 0.7377
Previous Weekly Low 0.7262
Previous Monthly High 0.7427
Previous Monthly Low 0.7106
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.7238
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.725
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.7224
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.7197
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.7174
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.7274
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.7297
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.7324



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