- Australian dollar bounces at 0.7380 lows to regain the 0.7400 level.
- Risk aversion eases with energy prices pulling back from highs.
- AUD/USD: Consolidation before further appreciation towards 0.7450 – UOB.
The Australian dollar is shrugging off the weakness observed during Monday’s Asian and European sessions. The pair has bounced at 0.7380 lows to reach 0.715 area at the time of writing, turning positive on the day.
The AUD picks up as risk appetite improves
The risk-sensitive Aussie has regained lost ground, favored by a somewhat improved market sentiment during the American trading session. The main Wall Street indexes have turned positive after having opened in the red, as the decline in oil prices has eased concerns about the consequences of surging inflation.
Crude prices are pulling back from another multi-year high hit earlier today, which has revived fears about inflationary pressures thwarting the global economic recovery. WTI prices have retreated to $82.11 after having hit $83.85 earlier today, with Brent prices trading at $84.40 at the time of writing, down from fresh three-year highs above $86.00 earlier today.
Furthermore, disappointing figures from China, one of Australia’s major trading partners, have increased doubts about the world’s second economy, adding bearish pressure on the AUD. According to the Chinese GDP, the country’s economy grew at a 4.9% pace in the third quarter, missing expectations of a 5.2% increment, while Industrial production increased 3.1%, against market expectations of a 4.5% reading.
AUD/USD: Consolidation before heading towards 0.7450 – UOB
According to the FX analysis team at UOB, technical indicators suggest that the pair could consolidate before resuming the uptrend: “We detected the build-up in upward momentum last Friday (08 Oct, spot 0.7310) and has held a positive view in AUD since then. As AUD rose strongly, we highlighted yesterday (14 Oct, spot at 0.7380) that ‘0.7405 appears to be within reach and a break of this level would open up the way for further AUD gains towards 0.7450’.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||0.7416|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0002|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.03|
|Today daily open||0.7418|
|Previous Daily High||0.7441|
|Previous Daily Low||0.7403|
|Previous Weekly High||0.7441|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.7291|
|Previous Monthly High||0.7478|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.717|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.7426|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.7418|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.7401|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.7383|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.7363|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.7439|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.7459|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.7477|
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