AUD/USD: Trading the Australian ANZ Job Advertisements

AUD/USD: Trading the Australian ANZ Job Advertisements

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.

 Indicator Background

 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.

5 Scenarios

  1. 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.
  2. Above expectations: 0.7% to 1.2%: An unexpected higher reading can send AUD/USD well above one resistance line.
  3. 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.
  4. Below expectations: -1.2% to -0.7%:  A poor reading  could push AUD/USD below one support level.
  5. 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.

Kenny Fisher

Kenny Fisher

Kenny Fisher - Senior Writer A native of Toronto, Canada, Kenneth worked for seven years in the marketing and trading departments at Bendix, a foreign exchange company in Toronto. Kenneth is also a lawyer, and has extensive experience as an editor and writer.