AUD/USD sellers attack lower end of short-term trading range. Australia marks eight new covid cases after Brisbane went on a three-day lockdown the previous day. Ex-RBA official suggests more bond buying, AU-US bond moves suggest further weakness for AUD/USD. Risk catalysts will keep the driver’s seat amid light calendar ahead of Friday’s US NFP. AUD/USD fails to keep the spike to the day’s high of 0.7642 as it recently dropped to 0.7628, intraday low, amid early Tuesday. Although the US dollar moves could largely be traced to the pair’s recent weakness, the coronavirus (COVID-19) resurgence in Brisbane and following lockdown also exert downside pressure. Following a three-day lockdown announcement, Brisbane witnesses eight new cases of the virus out of which six were found as connected to the initially reported first transmission. Hence, the authorities are searching for clues for the rest two cases and their infection roots. Elsewhere, former board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) John Edwards said, via Bloomberg, “I think we are heading towards 80 US cent. It’ll be awkward for us if it goes much over 80 U.S. cents and that means that the RBA has got to stay in the bond-buying business for quite a while.” On the contrary, the AU-US bond spread battles the ex-RBA official’s analysis while suggesting a $0.74 price, per an Economist and Strategist Robert Rennie. Talking about risks, the US-China tussles keep escalating as the Western friends eye for stronger cooperation. Also on the negative side could be the covid woes in Europe and the US moves to make it easier for diplomats to meet Taiwanese officials, per the Financial Times (FT). Meanwhile, chatters around US President Biden’s $3.0 trillion infrastructure plan join mixed sentiment concerning vaccinations and the pre-NFP trading lull amid a light calendar week weigh on the market sentiment. It’s worth mentioning that Australia’s weekly consumer confidence grew past 110.4 prior to 112.3, per the ANZ/Roy Morgan survey. Amid these plays, S&P 500 Futures seesaw between mild gains and losses while the US dollar index (DXY) bulls catch a breather around the yearly top marked the previous day. Further, US 10-year Treasury yield trims early Asian session losses while taking rounds to 1.71% by the press time. Looking forward, covid headlines and the US dollar moves will be the key for AUD/USD traders to watch. Also important are news concerning China and US stimulus. Technical analysis A daily closing beyond 100-day SMA, around 0.7620 by the press time, enables AUD/USD bulls to eye the 0.7700 threshold during further recovery from the key 0.7557-62 support-zone comprising lows marked since December 28, 2020. FX Street FX Street FXStreet is the leading independent portal dedicated to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. It was launched in 2000 and the portal has always been proud of their unyielding commitment to provide objective and unbiased information, to enable their users to take better and more confident decisions. View All Post By FX Street FXStreet News share Read Next USD/CNY fix: 6.5641 vs prev close 6.5690 FX Street 8 months AUD/USD sellers attack lower end of short-term trading range. Australia marks eight new covid cases after Brisbane went on a three-day lockdown the previous day. Ex-RBA official suggests more bond buying, AU-US bond moves suggest further weakness for AUD/USD. Risk catalysts will keep the driver's seat amid light calendar ahead of Friday's US NFP. AUD/USD fails to keep the spike to the day's high of 0.7642 as it recently dropped to 0.7628, intraday low, amid early Tuesday. Although the US dollar moves could largely be traced to the pair's recent weakness, the coronavirus (COVID-19) resurgence in Brisbane and following lockdown… Top Forex Brokers All Brokers Sponsored Brokers Broker Benefits Min Deposit Score Visit Broker 1 $100T&Cs Apply 0% Commission and No stamp DutyRegulated by US,UK & International StockCopy Successfull Traders 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.2 T&Cs Apply 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.3 Recommended Broker $100T&Cs Apply No deposit or withdrawal feesTrade major forex pairs such as EUR/USD with leverage up to 30:1 and tight spreads of 0.9 pips Low $100 minimum deposit to open a trading account 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.4 T&Cs Apply Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.5 Recommended Broker $0T&Cs Apply Trade gold, silver, and platinum directly against major currenciesUp to 1:500 leverage for forex trading24/5 customer service by phone and email 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.