Tuesday, April 6, 2010

AUDUSD—ready to climb?

After a drop to .9166, the pair popped up to .9252 this morning after the hawkish tone of the central bank statement (and rate hike). In doing so, AUDUSD broke the daily downtrend line from the November high. In addition, it's forming a triangle on the short-term charts.

It has resistance here at .9252 which was the March 17 high. One is safest waiting for a pullback or buying a clear break. Something to note is that today's low was 2 pips lower, at .9166, then yesterday's low of .9168. This isn't robust behavior but an uptrend is an uptrend and a hawkish central bank is a hawkish central bank. Support is at the bottom of the triangle at .9231 and then at .9166, .9084, and .8988. Resistance is .9252, .9330 and .9406 (the November high).

Here's the one-hour chart:

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