AUD/USD on a steady decline to 0.7050 ahead of US data

  • Dollar strength, souring risk sentiment weighs down on the Aussie.
  • Rally in oil, copper prices slows the fall, as focus shifts to US Consumer Sentiment data.

The AUD/USD pair is on a gradual decline so far this Friday, extending the correction from three-month tops of 0.7082 reached in early Asia.

The spot is seen meandering near daily lows just below the midpoint of the 0.70 handle, as the demand for US dollar when compared to its main rivals remains undisputed, in the wake of less aggressive calls for a July rate cut by the Fed officials.

Moreover, a lack of substantial details about the telephonic conversation between the US and Chinese trade teams combined with no updates on the likely in-person trade meeting left investors in limbo, as they preferred taking profits off the table heading into the key US data and weekly closing.

Despite the corrective move lower, the commodity continues to derive support from the rally in oil and copper that helped slow the pace of declines. Looking ahead, the risk remains to the downside, as the US dollar recovery is likely to strengthen further, with the US Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index seen higher at 98.5 in July vs. 98.2 previous.

Also, any fresh developments around the US-China trade spat and Fedspeak will have a major influence on the price action.

Levels to watch


Today last price 0.7051
Today Daily Change -0.0024
Today Daily Change % -0.34
Today daily open 0.7075
Daily SMA20 0.6992
Daily SMA50 0.6952
Daily SMA100 0.7018
Daily SMA200 0.7091
Previous Daily High 0.7077
Previous Daily Low 0.7005
Previous Weekly High 0.7026
Previous Weekly Low 0.6909
Previous Monthly High 0.7026
Previous Monthly Low 0.6831
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.7049
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.7033
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.7028
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.698
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6956
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.71
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.7124
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.7172



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