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AUD/JPY nears 17-month high, ASX 200 looks set to bounce: Asian Open

AUD/JPY has fast approached a pivotal level to hint that an eventual breakout could be on the cards, even if not immediately. The ASX 200 looks sets to bounce after positive earning from Nvidia lifted Wall Street futures after market hours.

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February 21, 2024 10:21 PM
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AUD looks constructive against EUR, GBP following latest reversal

Attempts to ram EUR/AUD and GBP/AUD into higher trading ranges failed last week, suggesting the Aussie dollar may be starting to rediscover its mojo against some major European crosses.

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February 19, 2024 05:00 AM
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China market performance post Lunar New Year key for AUD/USD outlook

With the US dollar unable to find traction despite shorter-dated US yields rising to the highest level since mid-December, there are grounds to suggest AUD/USD may be able to break stubborn resistance located above .6530 in the days ahead.

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February 18, 2024 06:00 PM

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AUD/JPY falters at key highs once more as AU unemployment rises

Australia's unemployment rose to a three year to knock AUD pairs from their perches. But in particular I'm keeping an eye on AUD/JPY which has reversed at a key resistance area.

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February 15, 2024 02:19 AM
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AUD/USD bulls battling against stubborn sellers into US CPI

AUD/USD hasn’t had much luck dealing with sellers layered above .6530 recently. 13 attempts on the four-hourly chart in less than a week to no avail, leaving it sandwiched in a tight range between minor uptrend support.

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February 13, 2024 02:27 AM
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EUR/AUD winning streak faces upside test ahead of RBA decision

EUR/AUD is on track to record its fifth consecutive daily gain to start the trading week, moving the pair to within touching distance of the downtrend bulls have been thwarted at on several separate occasions dating back to the middle of last year.

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February 5, 2024 02:03 AM
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AUD/USD rebound provides opportunity for bears to reset shorts

A rebound in US equities sparked by renewed earnings optimism and continued declines in US bond yields acted to snuff out a potential downside break in AUD/USD, sending the pair sharply higher over the course of North American trade.

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February 1, 2024 11:44 PM

EUR/AUD traders eyeing a bounce or break from 200-day moving average

The proximity of EUR/AUD to its 200-day moving average and uptrend support presents an opportunity for traders to position for either a bounce or break from this technical juncture, providing favourable risk-reward depending on which way the price moves.

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January 22, 2024 04:19 AM
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EUR/AUD looking toppy following Australia’s jobs report

Having spiked to two-month highs in the immediate aftermath of Australia’s December jobs report, EUR/AUD reversed hard, generating a bearish pin candle on the four-hourly suggesting it may have seen a near-term top.

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January 18, 2024 04:46 AM
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AUD monthly wrap: November 2023

The Australian dollar did well to hold above 63c through October despite the negative headlines thrown its way. And with the increased odds that the RBA may have a hike or two up their sleeve, perhaps AUD can find the strength to post a rally should sentiment allow.

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November 1, 2023 04:07 AM
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GBP/AUD: Scrutiny of RBA, BOE interest rate outlooks generate potential pivot point

The GBP/AUD uptrend faces a string of big tests over the next 24 hours, potentially influencing the outlook for interest rates from the BoE and RBA.

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October 24, 2023 03:20 AM
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Powell prepares to pontificate to policymakers, AUD/USD tests 0.6700 support

Some officials and Fed watchers have suggested a 50 basis-point move should be on the table if inflation fails to slow...

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March 6, 2023 04:21 PM
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The RBA are expected to hike by 25bp tomorrow

Whilst money markets favour a 25bp hike tomorrow, we shouldn’t discount the potential for a 15bp or even a 50bp hike.

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AU employment miss adds to the Aussie's woes

A weak lead form Wall Street weighed on the Aussie overnight, with today’s employment miss adding to its downside pressure.

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Australian business sentiment stalls, consumer sentiment falls

Business confidence came to a standstill according to a monthly NAB (National Australian Bank) survey, whilst consumer confidence is its lowest since the pandemic.

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European Open: AUD weakest major post-RBA, FTSE set to bounce?

AUD traders were caught off guard with a smaller than expected rate hike by the RBA, sending AUD lower. The FTSE shows the potential to bounce form key support.

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October 4, 2022 06:36 AM
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European Open: AUD weakest major post-RBA, FTSE set to bounce?

AUD traders were caught off guard with a smaller than expected rate hike by the RBA, sending AUD lower. The FTSE shows the potential to bounce form key support.

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October 4, 2022 06:36 AM

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Thumping AU jobs report supports further gains for AUDNZD

Good news today for the Australian economy as the employment report for June stunned with across-the-board strength.

July 14, 2022 04:41 AM
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AUD traders ‘sold the fact’ as RBA hiked by 50-bps as expected

The Australian dollar was promptly sold off on the confirmation that the RBA hikes rates by 50-bps, as traders seemingly bought the rumour and sold the fact.

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July 5, 2022 06:22 AM
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European Open: The RBA opt for a nifty 50, USD/JPY breaks 132

The RBA didn’t hold back and opted for a 50-bps hike at today’s meeting, which is a first since February 2000.

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June 7, 2022 06:48 AM
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Futures traders load up on AUD longs (despite falling prices)

With prices falling whilst futures traders increase their bullish exposure to the Australian dollar, we’re keen to see if it can hold above 0.73 and form a countertrend bounce.

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Weekly COT report: Fastest pace of AUD short covering since March 2020

Last week, AUD shorts were culled at their fastest pace since March 2020, when eye watering levels of stimulus was rolled out at their height of the pandemic.

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Weekly COT report: Managed funds most bullish on gold in 3-months

Bullish exposure continues to fall for the US dollar despite the Fed on the cusp of beginning their rate-hike cycle.