- AUD/USD soars to fresh four-month highs above 0.7500.
- Risk-on market appetite boosts risk-sensitive currencies like the AUD and hurts safe-haven peers like the USD and the JPY.
- High Australian 10-year bond yields boost the AUD, despite RBA signals to not hike rates until 2024.
The AUD/USD climbs to four-month fresh highs, up 0.54%, trading at 0.7514 during the New York session at the time of writing. Positive market sentiment surrounds the financial market, even though the Federal Reserve’s imminent bond taper announcement and higher energy prices.
Major European and US stocks indices soar, while the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) dropped to 15.7, near the lowest since February 2020. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index that measures the greenback’s performance against a basket of six rivals edged lower 0.13%, sits at 93.66, contrarily to the US 10-year Treasury yield, rises one basis point, is currently at 1.635%.
The AUD/USD pair has risen more than 1% since the beginning of the week, in line with investors’ risk appetite. Although the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) signaled that a rate hike would not come until 2024, the market expectations are others. On Tuesday, the New Zealand CPI reading reached a 10-year high, triggering a jump on the New Zealand 10-year yield up to 2.40%, whereas the Australian 10-year coupon rose to 1.86%.
Furthermore, positive news on the COVID-19 front is that Melbourne welcomes vaccinated Sydney residents without quarantine, so as the country eases lockdowns, the economic recovery would not be jeopardized.
On the macroeconomic front, the Australian economic docket is absent. Concerning the US economic docket, the EIA Crude Oil Stocks change for the week ending in October the 15, stockpiles declined by 0.4 million barrels, triggering a slight jump in WTI prices. Moreover, Federal Reserve Vice-chair Randal Quarles will cross the wires, offering fresh impetus for AUD/USD traders.
AUD/USD Price Forecast: Technical outlook
The AUD/USD pair broke the resistance at 0.7477, closing to the 200-day moving average (DMA) lying at 0.7563. However, as the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 72 in overbought levels, the AUD/USD might consolidate before resuming the upward trend.
As the pair heads north, the first resistance would be the 200-DMA at 0.7563. A break of the latter could open the door for a test of the confluence of a downward slope trendline coupled with the June 25 high around the 0.7616 area, followed by the June 11 high at 0.7775.
On the flip side, failure at 0.7500, AUD/USD traders will find 0.7477 as its first support. A breach of that level could push the pair towards the 100-DMA at 0.7404, immediately followed by the October 13 low at 0.7323.
AUD/USD KEY ADDITIONAL LEVELS TO WATCH
|Today last price||0.7514|
|Today Daily Change||0.0040|
|Today Daily Change %||0.54|
|Today daily open||0.7474|
|Previous Daily High||0.7487|
|Previous Daily Low||0.7406|
|Previous Weekly High||0.7441|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.7291|
|Previous Monthly High||0.7478|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.717|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.7456|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.7437|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.7424|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.7375|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.7344|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.7505|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.7536|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.7585|
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