Australian employment numbers were excellent, but weren’t enough for the Aussie – it failed to break the important resistance line for the second time this week. Double top? Or just a matter of time? Australia’s employment change figure showed a rise of 35,200 jobs. This was better than last month’s Aussie job figures and also exceeded early expectations by a three fold. The market was expecting a 10K job gain. The second employment figure was also superb: Australian unemployment rate fell to 5.5%, the lowest in 8 months. Also last month’s unemployment rate was positively revised to 5.6%. This shows, again and again, the strength of the Australian economy. After the Aussie was hurt from a relatively low GDP for Q3, this figure raises the chances for a fourth consecutive rate hike in Australia, which already has an interest rate of 3.75%. Forex recation AUD/USD reacted with a leap: The Aussie jumped from 0.9240 to 0.9300 instantly and later peaked at 0.9328. This is at the all-important resistance line. This level served as a resistance line several times towards the end of 2009, and just on Monday. Yes, AUD/USD failed to breach the line twice in the same week. What does this mean? A double-top could mean that the Aussie doesn’t have the strength to conquer higher ground, and that the dollar is still strong. I continue to be bullish on the Aussie, and I see these figures as another proof of the Australian economy’s strength. The chance will come to breach this line. In the meantime, AUD/USD retreated to 0.9310. No Australian figures are published until the end of the week. The upcoming American CPI and especially the UoM Consumer Sentiment in the US might trigger the next moves. Further reading: Also James Chen sees this bullishness. The AUD/USD forecast – for more technical levels. Want to see what other traders are doing in real accounts? Check out Currensee. It’s free. Yohay Elam Yohay Elam Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts. Yohay's Google Profile View All Post By Yohay Elam Forex News Today: Daily Trading NewsOpinions share Read Next Forex Daily Outlook – January 15th 2010 Yohay Elam 13 years Australian employment numbers were excellent, but weren't enough for the Aussie - it failed to break the important resistance line for the second time this week. Double top? Or just a matter of time? Australia's employment change figure showed a rise of 35,200 jobs. This was better than last month's Aussie job figures and also exceeded early expectations by a three fold. The market was expecting a 10K job gain. The second employment figure was also superb: Australian unemployment rate fell to 5.5%, the lowest in 8 months. Also last month's unemployment rate was positively revised to 5.6%. This shows,… Regulated 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.