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  • US Dollar Index looks to close the day in the red near 96.70.
  • Coming up: Westpac Consumer Confidence and RBNZ policy announcements.  

The AUD/USD pair recovered all of the losses it suffered on Monday and touched a fresh session high of 0.7103 before going into a consolidation phase toward the Asian session. As of writing, the pair was up 0.5% on the day at 0.7099.

The greenback’s market valuation on Tuesday became the primary driver of the pair’s price action. Ahead of the important inflation and retail sales data from the U.S. later this week, investors took advantage of the empty economic calendar today and booked their profits, causing the US Dollar Index to stage a deep correction and snap its 8-day winning streak. As of writing, the DXY was down 0.37% on the day at 96.70.  

On the other hand, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters that he would consider pushing the March 1 deadline is they were close to reaching a deal with China and boosted the demand for antipodean currencies.

In the early Asian session on Wednesday, Westpac Consumer Confidence data will be looked upon for fresh impetus. More importantly, the RBNZ is scheduled to announce its interest rate decision and publish its monetary policy statement. A strong reaction from the NZD/USD pair to the RBNZ’s policy outlook could impact the highly-correlated AUD/USD pair as well.

Key technical levels


       Today Last Price:  0.7099
       Today Daily change %:  0.50%
       Today Daily Open:  0.7064
       Daily SMA20:  0.7168
       Daily SMA50:  0.7151
       Daily SMA100:  0.7167
       Daily SMA200:  0.728
       Previous Daily High:  0.7109
       Previous Daily Low:  0.7057
       Previous Weekly High:  0.7265
       Previous Weekly Low:  0.706
       Previous Monthly High:  0.7296
       Previous Monthly Low:  0.6684
       Daily Fibonacci 38.2%:  0.7077
       Daily Fibonacci 61.8%:  0.7089
       Daily Pivot Point S1:  0.7044
       Daily Pivot Point S2:  0.7025
       Daily Pivot Point S3:  0.6992
       Daily Pivot Point R1:  0.7096
       Daily Pivot Point R2:  0.7129
       Daily Pivot Point R3:  0.7148