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Monday’s Trading Plan for the AUD/USD

Last week was pretty quiet for forex traders as markets took a bit of a breather after a few massive weeks. The AUD found itself in a bit of range and we managed to identify a great spot on Friday for a short trade.

The USD will be in focus on Wednesday as the US have CPI data due for release which has the potential to be a big one. Similarly, on Thursday, Australia has employment figures due for release which will be the major top-tier news for the week down under.

With that in mind, I am still happy to maintain my bearish view on the AUD/USD. It seems like a rate hike in the US is all but a certainty and that will keep things bearish for the rest of 2017 for the AUD/USD.

 

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AUD/USD – 240 min Chart.

 

Trading Plan

My focus will be on identifying short trades to go with that higher time frame momentum. For now, I like the look of the 0.7694 level as an entry point. We used that level on Friday to good success and if we can pull back to that region then I think that is a good plan. We can target the lows of the range (0.7649) as a profit target and 0.7733 as a stop loss.

If we get our price then I would have to reassess as we move toward Wednesday’s CPI figure as that has the highest chance of impacting our trade. But if we keep our stops nice and tight, I expect that we should even be able to ride that out.

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Rowan Crosby
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Rowan Crosby is a professional futures trader from Sydney, Australia. Rowan has extensive experience trading commodities, bonds and equity futures in the Asian, European and US markets. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree and is focused heavily on Investment Finance and Quantitative Analysis.
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