MAs Support AUDUSD Technically, China Supports Fundamentally

The USD to AUD rate was consolidating earlier this month, but a bullish breakout occurred last week as the USD began to retreat after the weak economic data. This breakthrough corresponded with several bearish developments for the USD, such as poorer NFP statistics earlier this month and lower PPI and CPI inflation last week, pushing the price above the 200-day SMA.

AUD/USD Chart Daily – Sellers Facing the 200 SMA As Support Now

The AUD/USD pair saw a significant rise last week, bolstered by a risk-on sentiment that followed disappointing US inflation data. The movement above the 200-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) was a key technical event, and the level around 1.2650 (the 200-day SMA) now serves as critical support, which means that it is a good level to go long on this pair during dips.

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