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The Aussie got off to a good start against the US Dollar for the week but fell Tuesday following a surge in demand for the Greenback. The Aussie was trading at 0.9963, down 0.66% at the time of this writing.
Here’s a quick update on technicals, fundamentals and community trends.

 AUD/USD Technicals

  • Previous sessions: The Aussie fell against the US Dollar in trading Tuesday following a good outlook on US retail sales and a rise in US business inventories.
  • Current range: 0.9955- 1.0059
  • Further levels: Below: 0.9968, 0.9977, 0.9982  Above: 0.9996, 1.0005, 1.0010
  • AUD / USD likely to find support at 0.9961, and resistance at 1.0139.

 

AUD/USD Fundamentals

  • 08:30 – US – Building Permits                                                 Exp. 0.57M
  • 08:30 – US – PPI m/m                                                                       Exp. 0.9%
  • 08:30 – US – Core PPI m/m                                                         Exp. 0.2%
  • 08:30 – US – Housing Starts                                                       Exp. 0.55M
  • 09:15 – US -Capacity Utilization Rate                             Exp. 76.4%
  • 09:15 – US -Industrial Production m/m                         Exp. 0.5%
  • 10:00 – US -Treasury Secretary Geithner Speaks
  • 10:30 – US – Crude Oil Inventories                                     Exp. 1.8M
  • 14:00 – US – FOMC Meeting Minutes
  • 14:00 – US – Treasury Secretary Geithner Speaks
  • 16:45 – New Zealand – PPI Input q/q                                   Exp.0.4%
  • 17:10 – Australia – RBA Assist Gov Lowe Speaks

* All times are GMT.

For the major events due later in the week, see the  AUD/USD forecast.

AUD/USD Sentiment

  • US Retail Sales are expected to rise 0.5% for the month of January, the seventh consecutive rise. While concern over the health of the US economy remains, this is a good sign that the US economy is on the road to recovery as it is a good indication of a rise in consumer confidence and demand.
  • US Business inventories also rose more than expected for the month of December

Currensee Community: 79% are short, 21% are long. 414 open positions in real accounts trading this pair at the moment. The community is expecting lower levels of the pair ahead.