Wednesday, August 25, 2010

AUDUSD—closer to uptrend line

The overnight spike up took out the remainder of my short for a profit of +80 pips. The pair then immediately turned down again of course. The low so far today is .8779 versus yesterday's .8796. So the pair is edging closer to the short-term uptrend line from June, today at .8748. .8781 is also the .382 retracement level of the move up from .8067 on May 25 to the Aug. 6 high at .9222. Any bounce will find resistance at the 10- and 100-daily moving averages around .8835 and I'll probably try to short there. A definitive break below .8740 would be significant. Similarly, positive divergence and increasing momentum at the uptrend line would justify a small long position but be careful—there's lots of negative sentiment out there and it is August.

Support below .8740 is at .8715 and .8655/40 (July 19 low and 50% of June 7 to Aug. 6 rise). Resistance is .8895, .8992, .9050 and .9080.

Here's the 3-hour chart:

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