AUD/USD pulls back from 1-week highs, remains strong above 0.6820

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  • The Aussie is among the best results on Friday.
  • AUD/USD pullback from near 0.6880 found support at 0.6820.
  • AUD/NZD hits 1-week highs around 1.1200.

The AUD/USD reached a high during the European session at 0.6877, the highest level since August 31, and then pulled back amid a stabilization of the USD. The pullback found support at 0.6820 and the pair is about to end the week with gains.

A broad US dollar correction and rising commodity and equity prices are helping the Aussie confirm weekly gains. The Australian dollar is among the top performing currencies on Friday. Against the kiwi it hit one-week highs, with AUD/NZD testing levels above 1.1200.

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In weekly terms, AUD/USD has managed to bounce back below 0.6700 and is about to end the week with gains. Most importantly, it is avoiding a weekly close below 0.6770 which would have been the lowest since 2020, opening the doors to new lows.

Inflation and employment

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Next week there will be two critical reports for the AUD/USD pair. In the US, it will be August inflation on Tuesday. The figures will have critical implications for market expectations regarding the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting. Powell maintained his hawkish stance during the week, although a slowdown in the annual inflation rate could start to ease rate hike expectations, not necessarily for the September FOMC meeting.

Australian labor market data will be released on Thursday. After a disappointment in July, the August report is expected to show improvement. The market consensus is that there will be an increase of 35,000 jobs. Another weak figure could weigh on the aussie as market participants would see a 25 basis point rate hike by the Reserve Bank of Australia as more likely than a larger hike.

AUD/USD weekly chart

Technical levels

AUD/USD

Panorama
Last Price Today 0.6813
Today’s Daily Change 0.0062
Today’s Daily Change % 0.92
Today’s Daily Opening 0.6751
Trends
20 Daily SMA 0.6888
50 Daily SMA 0.6895
100 Daily SMA 0.6973
200 Daily SMA 0.7117
levels
Previous Daily High 0.6774
Previous Daily Minimum 0.6713
Previous Maximum Weekly 0.7074
Previous Weekly Minimum 0.6771
Monthly Prior Maximum 0.7137
Previous Monthly Minimum 0.6835
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.6736
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6751
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.6718
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.6685
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6657
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6779
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6807
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.684

Source: Fx Street

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