Australian Dollar bear theme quickly resumes – AUDUSD

  • A rebound for the Australian Dollar on Sunday/Monday after the very unforeseen election result, with a win for the conservative coalition, with Labour previously expected to win.
  • However, from a technical perspective resistance levels remained intact, whilst from a macroeconomic viewpoint, the absence of change was far from a bullish signal for the Australian Dollar.
  • Tuesday 21st May has already seen the release of Minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Meeting in May, which were dovish, whilst in a speech that followed RBA Governor Lowe has delivered a very dovish tone with the market now pricing around 90% for a RBA rate cut in June (on the 4th).
  • This has seen AUDUSD plummet back lower and reinforces our short- and intermediate-term bear views.

AUDUSD bias stays lower

A rebound Monday in reaction to the Australian election result, but capped by our .6937 resistance level (at .6934) and also below the down trend line from mid-April, then a plunge lower into Tuesday to leave negative pressures intact from the accelerated push to the downside from mid-May through numerous supports, to keep risks lower for Tuesday.

The early February push .7073 set an intermediate-term bear trend.

For Today:    

We see a downside bias for .6873 and .6862; break here aims for a key level at .6829, possibly even towards .6800.

But above .6934/37 aims for .6959, maybe .6986.

Intermediate-term Outlook – Downside Risks: We see a downside risk for .6916.

Lower targets would be .6829 and .6738

What Changes This? Above .7069 shifts the outlook back to neutral; above .7206 is needed for a bull theme.

4 Hour AUDUSD Chart


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