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Forex Analysis: AUD/USD Weighed Down and Approaching Key Support


August 11, 2014 – AUD/USD (daily chart) has continued to be weighed down recently within the sideways trading range that the currency pair has been fluctuating within for the past four months.

The beginning of July saw a new 2014 high just above 0.9500, but price action has been unable to re-test that high for the past month-and-a-half as the pair has continued to drift to the downside since then.

Now trading squarely between its two major moving averages – the 50-day and 200-day – AUD/USD appears poised for a downside re-test of the key 0.9200 support level, an area that has held strongly since early April.

If the 0.9200 level continues to hold, any rebound from around that support area should continue the prolonged trading range, with an upside resistance target residing once again around the noted 0.9500 level.

Any strong breakdown below 0.9200 support and the 200-day moving average would place this year’s bullish recovery trend in serious jeopardy, with a major downside target around the 0.9000 psychological support level.

James Chen, CMT
Chief Technical Strategist
City Index Group


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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.