- AUD/USD trimmed some of its intraday losses to a two-week low, though it lacked follow-through.
- Falling US bond yields acted as a dollar headwind and offered some support to the pair.
- Recession fears capped gains in the risk-sensitive Aussie ahead of Fed Chairman Powell’s speech.
The pair AUD/USD it stopped its intraday decline near the 0.6960 area and recovered a few points from the two-week low hit on Wednesday. The pair was last seen below 0.6900, down nearly 0.20% on the day.
The further decline in US Treasury yields did not help the dollar to take advantage of its modest rise, which in turn was seen as a key factor supporting the AUD/USD pair. That said, rising recession concerns continued to weigh on investor sentiment and acted as a headwind for the risk-sensitive Aussie.
Traders also seemed reluctant and might prefer to stay on the sidelines ahead of the key risk event: Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the ECB forum in Sintra. Market participants remain divided on the prospects for more aggressive rate hikes from the Fed. Therefore, Powell’s comments will be scrutinized for clues on the path of policy tightening.
This will play a key role in influencing the USD price dynamics and providing a new directional boost to the AUD/USD pair. From a technical point of view, the price of the pair rebounded from near the monthly low, so it is prudent to wait for some selling below the 0.6850 area before positioning for another downward move.
However, the fundamental backdrop still appears to be tilting in favor of bearish traders, suggesting that any recovery attempts risk fading quickly. The AUD/USD pair remains vulnerable to further decline beyond the year lows, around the 0.6830-0.6825 region touched in May, and aims to test the round 0.6900 level.
|Last Price Today||0.6887|
|Today’s Daily Change||-0.0018|
|Today’s Daily Change %||-0.26|
|Today’s Daily Opening||0.6905|
|20 Daily SMA||0.7037|
|50 Daily SMA||0.7072|
|100 Daily SMA||0.7208|
|200 Daily SMA||0.7229|
|Previous Daily High||0.6965|
|Previous Daily Minimum||0.6903|
|Previous Maximum Weekly||0.6997|
|Previous Weekly Minimum||0.6868|
|Monthly Prior Maximum||0.7267|
|Previous Monthly Minimum||0.6828|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.6927|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.6941|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.6884|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.6862|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.6822|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.6946|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.6986|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.7008|
Source: Fx Street