Getting in on the Bullish AUD/USD Trend - Forex News by FX Leaders
The retrace seems complete on the H1 chart

Getting in on the Bullish AUD/USD Trend

Posted Monday, February 4, 2019 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

Commodity currencies have been trading on a bullish trend since the beginning of January as the the sentiment improved in financial markets. Stock markets have made a bullish turnaround during this time as well, so risk assets have been in demand.

The economic data from Australia and New Zealand hasn’t been particularly positive during the last month or so. But, these two economies haven’t shown as much weakness as the other regions of the globe, such as the Eurozone, Canada or the UK.

Inflation has also been holding up well in these two Pacific countries during January, so they haven’t had a reason to turn bearish. The trade war between the US and China is not over yet, but it is going in the right direction as both parties continue negotiations, which has improved the sentiment further for the commodity currencies.

Although, we have seen AUD/USD and NZD/USD retrace lower in the last two days. The Aussie has lost around 70 pips since Thursday afternoon, but it has reached the 100 SMA (green) on the H1 chart time-frame now as you can see from the image above. This moving average has been providing support and resistance before and it seems like it is working as support again now.

The previous resistance has now turned into support

Switching to the H4 chart timeframe, we can see that AUD/USD is already overbought as the stochastic indicator shows. Besides that, the area around 0.7220 used to be resistance before and it seems as it is turning into support now. So, both charts as well as fundamentals point to a bullish reversal, and we decided to go long from here on AUD/USD.

Check out our free forex signals
Follow the top economic events on FX Leaders economic calendar
Trade better, discover more Forex Trading Strategies

About the author

Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
Related Articles
Today we are hearing several ECB members make some dovish comments for the Euro
5 mins ago
Comments

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of