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Talking Points

  • AUD/USD Technical Strategy: Sidelines Preferred
  • Long upper wick signals doubt amongst the bulls at resistance
  • Bullish Engulfingpattern hints intraday gains

The Australian Dollar continues to consolidate within the 0.9320 to 0.9440 range with little in the way of clear candlestick signals to suggest a directional bias. While a long upper wick above 0.9440 on one of the daily candles suggests hesitation from the bulls it is insufficient to suggest a bearish reversal.

AUD/USD: Bulls Lose Steam Near Key Resistance

AUD/USD Searching For Direction With Cues From Candlesticks Lacking

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0, Volume Indicator Available Here

Taking a look at a shorter timeframe; a Bullish Engulfing pattern on the four hour chart is hinting at a push higher the Aussie over the session ahead. However, some skepticism may be warranted given the context afforded by the daily and the close proximity to 0.9440.

AUD/USD: Bullish Pattern Hints At Aussie Strength In Session Ahead

AUD/USD Searching For Direction With Cues From Candlesticks Lacking

4 Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0, Volume Indicator Available Here

By David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst, DailyFX

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