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AUD/NZD: Consolidation range 1.09/1.13 still in control

Posted on - November 19, 2014 7:01 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
Nice call in AUD/NZD from Morgan Stanley last night to buy the dip ahead of the milk auction, and it turned out nicely with prices bottoming ahead of the consolidation-range base at 1.0900. The overnight lows were around 1.0935 and buying dips back towards this level over the next few sessions makes good sense, with […]

RBA minutes set for release today

Posted on - November 18, 2014 6:57 am (Australia/Sydney) | 3 Comments
The minutes from the November meeting of the RBA will be released at 11.30 am Sydney time and they will be followed by some remarks from Governor Glenn Stevens. The market will be looking out for any mention of the AUD level. Any rallies towards .8800 will run into heavy selling interest and dips to […]

NZD/USD: Price action around .7670 suggests interim base in place

Posted on - November 10, 2014 6:59 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
I saw some pretty impressive technical calls on Friday suggesting that an interim base was forming in the Kiwi and it looks like these guys have called it perfectly. Weekend data out of China has given the commodity currencies another boost and after a 1200 pip fall, we may be about to see a decent […]

AUD/USD: Range trading with bearish bias

Posted on - November 7, 2014 7:30 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
Shortish-term resistance now firming at .8650 breakdown level with support near the base of a bearish channel at .8400; playing the edges of this range with a bearish bias makes good sense. Longer term support levels at .8050 are the main downside target with resistance now likely to be super firm at .8850ish. AUD/NZD looks […]

NZD/USD: Bouncing off long-term support at .7680

Posted on - November 6, 2014 3:25 pm (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
The NZD/USD did trade marginally below prior weekly lows at .7680 but has now bounced after the sharp sell-off in USD/JPY. Contrarian bulls can consider buying another intraday dip towards .7680 with tight stops, looking for levels near .7825- a nice R/R possibility.

AUD/USD: Next stop .8050

Posted on - November 6, 2014 7:00 am (Australia/Sydney) | 1 Comment
Congrats to the AUD/USD bears who have cracked a big technical support level at .8645 and will now look to cement their position of strength with a weekly close below this level. Bearish momentum is very strong on all time frames and the next big support level is not until .8050. There will be intraday […]

AUD and NZD sitting on big levels ahead of major risk events

Posted on - November 4, 2014 8:40 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
NZD/USD: Weekly technical support at .7680; AUD/USD: Sitting presently near .8675 which is where the Sovereign buyers were last time around, with major technical support at .8645 just below; ABS labour force statement at 11:30 Sydney time; AUD/NZD: Major resistance at 1.1300; RBA rate decision and statement at 2:30 pm Sydney time.

AUD/NZD testing strong chart resistance near 1.1300 after RBNZ

Posted on - October 30, 2014 7:04 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
The cross has made a big move over the last few hours and selling into resistance levels near current market at 1.1285 does make good risk-reward sense. The market will pore over the RBNZ language but I doubt that the cross has the momentum to take out these levels without a fight.

EUR/AUD: Looking for selling opportunities

Posted on - October 27, 2014 5:31 pm (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
I’m not overly sure of my levels just yet as I haven’t been trading this pair very actively. The EUR remains friendless and is likely to stay that way whilst I believe the bearish case against the AUD has been overdone. I will stay patient and see how the short-term market develops but I’m in […]

AUD/USD: Looking for some range trading opportunities this week

Posted on - October 27, 2014 7:20 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
It will be a quiet week for the AUD on the economic calendar and movements will be driven by commodity and equity markets as well as positional adjustments. The iron ore price has stabilised near $80 and the longer that this price consolidation continues, the more likely AUD shorts are to start covering. Risk sentiment […]

AUD/USD: Sideways pattern likely to break soon

Posted on - October 24, 2014 7:48 am (Australia/Sydney) | 2 Comments
AUD/USD has been trading in a wedge formation all week and the parameters are pretty tight now at .8735/.8810 approx. The AUD has made strong gains on some of the crosses this week (AUD/NZD, AUD/JPY, AUD/GBP) but the USD is also very strong so it’s still a bit of a coin toss in my opinion […]

NZD falls heavily after CPI data

Posted on - October 23, 2014 9:35 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
Q3 CPI came in at 0.3% QoQ which was well below expectations. The NZD/USD is 100 pips lower since NZ opened this morning. Next support levels are around .7820 and I’m sure there will be some stale shorts out there who will be availing of this significant dip.

AUD/USD: Cutting long position due to lack of activity

Posted on - October 22, 2014 5:55 pm (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
I’ve been long all week and the market is 30 pips higher! My general market timing has been very poor in recent weeks so I’m exiting this trade and will reassess. This is a ‘hope’ rather than ‘conviction’ trade and they usually turn sour in my experience. I’ve really got no strong views so back […]

AUD/USD: Still long- .8850 looks to be crucial level

Posted on - October 21, 2014 3:20 pm (Australia/Sydney) | 2 Comments
I’m happy to stick with my long position from yesterday but gains from here through .8850 are expected to be hard fought indeed. Interbank sources are reporting decent selling interest between .8825/50. That said, stop-loss buy orders above .8850 are likely to be very heavy so I will stick with the long trade ands see […]

AUD/USD: Playing from long side to start the week

Posted on - October 20, 2014 8:54 am (Australia/Sydney) | 2 Comments
GPIF news from the weekend will have an impact on AUD/JPY sentiment; There is still expected to be some residual interest from Sovereign players to buy AUD/USD for bond issuances; Charts show short-term consolidation between .8650/.8850. The market has opened around .8760 this morning and I’m playing this pair with a bullish bias.

AUD/JPY: Looking bit ‘bottomy’ on short-term charts

Posted on - October 17, 2014 8:04 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
Whilst the recent trend has at times been violently bearish, and it is risk-off Friday as well, the short-term charts are disagreeing and look a bit oversold to my contrarian eye. I’m pretty sure that we will get some movement here today and I’m thinking of starting small with a mild bullish bias whilst the […]

Back to the good old days of intraday volatility

Posted on - October 17, 2014 7:43 am (Australia/Sydney) | 0 Comments
Well here’s hoping at least. Price action over the last 24 hours has really taken me back in time. We had wild swings up and down in virtually every pair and we were spoilt for choice regarding which pairs to trade. The main questions for me were regarding the USD and the JPY crosses but […]

AUD/USD: Sovereign buyers related to new bond issue

Posted on - October 15, 2014 3:08 pm (Australia/Sydney) | 2 Comments
Once again the Sovereign buyers appeared in force when the AUD/USD dipped to .8680 and market chatter suggests that this is related to the new 2037 Australian bond issue. Sellers are also noted close-by near .8725/30 so we may be in for a short stint of range trading.
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