• Weaker Australian jobs report exerted some intraday pressure on the aussie.
  • A modest USD weakness helped limit any deeper losses for the AUD/USD pair.
  • A rise in COVID-19 cases and geopolitical tensions might cap any strong gains.

The AUD/USD pair managed to rebound around 40 pips from daily swing lows and was last seen trading in the neutral territory, around the 0.6875 region.

The pair witnessed some selling during the Asian session on Thursday following the release of weaker-than-expected Australian monthly employment details. According to the report, the economy shed 227.7K jobs in May as compared to a decline of 125K anticipated. Adding to this, the previous month's reading was also to show a loss of 607.4K loss against 594.3K reported previously. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate jumped April's 6.2% to 7.1% during the reported month.

The dismal jobs data comes on the back of the unease across the global financial markets amid concerns over the second wave of coronavirus infections and geopolitical tensions in Asia. This, in turn, took its toll on perceived riskier currencies, including the aussie, and prompted some intraday selling around the AUD/USD pair. However, a mildly weaker tone surrounding the US dollar helped limit any deeper losses for the major, at least for the time being.

The pair managed to find some support near the 0.6835 region, which should now act as a key pivotal point for intraday traders. Any subsequent fall now seems to accelerate the fall towards back towards weekly lows, around the 0.6775 area. The mentioned level coincides with a support marked by the lower end of a near three-month-old ascending trend-channel.

Moving ahead, market participants now look forward to the US economic docket, highlighting the release of Initial Weekly Jobless Claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index. The data might influence the USD price dynamics, which coupled with the broader market risk sentiment might produce some meaningful trading opportunities later during the early North American session.

Technical levels to watch


Today last price 0.6878
Today Daily Change -0.0006
Today Daily Change % -0.09
Today daily open 0.6884
Daily SMA20 0.6807
Daily SMA50 0.6581
Daily SMA100 0.6491
Daily SMA200 0.6666
Previous Daily High 0.6923
Previous Daily Low 0.6852
Previous Weekly High 0.7065
Previous Weekly Low 0.6799
Previous Monthly High 0.6683
Previous Monthly Low 0.6372
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.6879
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6896
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.685
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.6815
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6778
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6921
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6957
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.6992



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