06, January 2017

AUD/USD (a 4-hour chart)

Current situation

Recovery rally from 0.7150 ran out of steam a few pips below 0.7350. The pair turned bearish ahead of the European session opening. Sellers managed to push the price to 0.7300 handle where they took a breath gathering steam for more action. According to the 4 hours chart the price broke the 50 and the 100-EMAs upwards. The Australian dollar failed to hold its gains and returned to the 100-EMA afterwards. The 100 and 200 EMAs kept pointing lower while the 50-EMA was flat. The resistance is at 0.7300, the support comes in at 0.7250.

The MACD histogram grew which indicates buyers’ strength. The RSI indicator remained within oversold readings.

Trading recommendations

Our mid-term view on the Aussie is bearish. A move below 0.7300 would suggest a resumption of a downward movement. In this scenario the AUD/USD pair might advance to 0.7250 and 0.7200.