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Forex Analysis: AUD/USD Bullish Breakout Continues Month-Long Uptrend

AUD/USD Daily Chart

AUD/USD (daily chart) has made a bullish breakout above key 1.0400 resistance and established a new 6-week high in the process. This occurs during a month-long uptrend extending back to the early October re-test of the important 1.0150 support level. This also occurs within the context of a 4-month sideways trading range, where price has been bounded strongly by 1.0150 downside support and 1.0600 upside resistance. Now that AUD/USD has tentatively broken out above 1.0400 resistance after having made failed attempts to do so for the last 3 weeks, price action could be positioned to fulfill the upper half of the trading range with another potential re-test of the 1.0600 range high, provided price is able to stay above this 1.0400 level. A move back down below 1.0400 that goes on to break down below the month-long bullish trend line could be the downside trigger for a potential bearish re-test of the 1.0150 range low.

James Chen, CMT
Chief Technical Strategist
FX Solutions

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James Chen

James Chen

James Chen is Chief Technical Strategist for City Index Group. He is also a Chartered Market Technician. He is the author of the books: "Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading" (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) and "Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets" (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). Mr. Chen writes currency analysis, leads forex trading seminars and has appeared in numerous major financial media outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Forbes, Reuters, Dow Jones, and the Associated Press.