AUD/USD trims losses and returns above 0.7400

  • 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
Daily SMA20 0.7292
Daily SMA50 0.7307
Daily SMA100 0.7413
Daily SMA200 0.757
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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