Forex Analysis: AUD/USD Sustains Slide towards Bearish Trend Resumption

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August 23, 2013 – AUD/USD (daily chart) has sustained its slide of the past several days to dip below the key 0.9000 psychological level and approach a resumption of the strong bearish trend that has been in place since the April high near 1.0600. The past several weeks has seen an upside correction that hit a high of 0.9232, but that correction was rather minor and short-lived within the context of the much larger bearish trend. The key downside level to watch continues to be major support at 0.8850, which is not only a strong historical support/resistance level but is also the pivotal long-term low that was hit in early August before the upside correction. A breakdown below 0.8850 would confirm a continuation of the 4-month plunging trend. In this event, a key intermediate support objective to the downside resides around the 0.8600 level.

James Chen, CMT
Chief Technical Strategist
City Index Group

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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.

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