• FxWirePro: AUD/USD rangebound at cloud resistance, focus on US CPI data for further impetus

    Source: FxWire Pro - Technicals / 12 Mar 2019 04:39:01   Europe/London

    AUD/USD chart - Trading View 

    • AUD/USD hits session highs near 0.7081 before paring some gains to currently trade at 0.7070 at 0415 GMT.
    • Aussie buoyed amid fresh US-China trade talks, where Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had further discussions on the trade issue.
    • Upside remains limited after mixed data and as markets await crucial U.S. inflation data.
    • Australia's monthly business conditions index fell by 3 points to +4 index points versus +5 forecast whereas business confidence index declined to +2 index points from +4 marked previous month.
    • Elsewhere, January month investment lending for homes dropped less than -4.4% prior to -4.1% while home loans slipped past +1.0% forecast to -2.6% but still remained up from -6.1% prior.
    • Focus now on RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle’s speech and the US CPI data which can offer fresh impulse to traders.
    • U.S. CPI is likely to remain unchanged at 1.6% y/y, whereas core CPI, may repeat 0.2% and 2.2% figures on m/m and y/y basis respectively.
    • Technical indicators on the daily charts are bullish. Daily cloud caps upside for now. Break above can see gains upto 20-DMA at 0.7103.
    • Major trend in the pair is bearish. Minor rallies could be used to accumulate shorts. Bearish invalidation only above 110-EMA.

    Support levels - 0.7046 (5-DMA), 0.70

    Resistance levels - 0.7070 (cloud base), 0.7103 (20-DMA)

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