Australian Dollar Technical Price Outlook: Near-term Trade Levels
- Australian Dollar technical trade level update – Daily & Intraday Charts
- AUD/USD breakout at risk for near-term exhaustion within broader uptrend
- Resistance 7610, 7701(critical), 7787-7800 – Support 7543, 7497, 7456 (key)
The Australian Dollar surged 1.7% against the US Dollar since the start of the week with AUD/USD now probing a key technical confluence zone. The immediate rally may be vulnerable and a correction within the broader uptrend may offer more favorable opportunities. These are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the AUD/USD technical price charts into the close of the week. Review my latest Strategy Webinar for an in-depth breakdown of this Aussie setup and more.
Australian Dollar Price Chart – AUD/USD Daily
Technical Outlook: The Australian Dollar ripped through downtrend resistance on March 18th with Aussie rallying more than 3.2% off that mark. A newly identified upslope has offered clear guidance on this advance with the immediate focus on today’s close with respect to the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the 2021 decline at 7610. Note that a major resistance confluence can be seen just higher at the 20201 yearly open at 7700. Initial support now rests at the median-line / October high-day close at 7543 with broader bullish invalidation raised to the lower parallel / September 2020 high around 7413.
Australian Dollar Price Chart – AUD/USD 240min
Notes: A closer look at Aussie price action offers a clearer view on today’s breach above confluence resistance at 7600/10 with AUD/USD registering an intra-day high at 7661. Failure to close above this threshold would increase the risk of a near-term exhaustion pullback in Aussie.
Bottom line: The Australian Dollar rally is now probing a critical resistance confluence and the immediate focus is on whether price can stabilize above this the 76-handle- where on the lookout for an exhaustion pullback within the broader uptrend. From a trading standpoint, a good zone to reduce portions of long-exposure / raise protective stops- losses should be limited to the weekly open at 7497 IF Aussie is heading higher on this stretch. Ultimately, a larger pullback here may offer more favorable opportunities closer to trend support. Review my latest Australian Dollar Weekly Price Outlook for a closer look at the longer-term AUD/USD technical trade levels.
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Australian Dollar Trader Sentiment – AUD/USD Price Chart
- A summary of IG Client Sentiment shows traders are net-short AUD/USD – the ratio stands at -2.09 (32.34% of traders are long) – typically a bullish reading
- Long positions are3.18% higher than yesterday and 8.79% higher from last week
- Short positions are1.52% lower than yesterday and 2.22% higher from last week
- We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests AUD/USD prices may continue to rise. Yet traders are less net-short than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current AUD/USD price trend may soon reverse lower despite the fact traders remain net-short.
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– Written by Michael Boutros, Technical Strategist with DailyFX
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