The Australian Buildings indicator measures the change in the number of employment advertisements published in major daily newspapers and websites. A reading that is higher than the market prediction is bullish for the Australian dollar.
Here are all the details, and 5 possible outcomes for AUD/USD.
Published on Monday at 00:30 GMT.
Employments ads provide an important snapshot of the need for new workers and the level of activity in the employment sector. In turn, this provides analysts with important data as to whether the economy is growing and creating new jobs.
The indicator rose to 0.0% last month, its best reading since July. Will the indicator continue the upward trend and climb into postive territory?
Sentiments and levels
Economic indicators were up for building permits and new home sales, although retail numbers were disappointing. The aussie has managed to hold its own against a strong US dollar so far this year, but weakness in the Australian economy may push the pair downwards. Thus, the overall sentiment is neutral on AUD/USD towards this release.
Technical levels, from top to bottom: 1.05, 1.0450, 1.04, 1.0336, 1.02, 1.00, and 0.9890.
- Within expectations: -0.6% to 0.6%: In such a case, the pair is likely to rise within range, with a small chance of breaking higher.
- Above expectations: 0.7% to 1.2%: An unexpected higher reading can send AUD/USD well above one resistance line.
- Well above expectations: Above 1.2%: Such an outcome would prop up the pair, and a second resistance line might be broken as a result.
- Below expectations: -1.2% to -0.7%: A poor reading could push AUD/USD below one support level.
- Well below expectations: Below -1.2%: A reading deep in negative territory will cause AUD/USD to drop, possibly breaking a second support level.
For more about the Aussie, see the AUD to USD forecast.