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AUD hits $0.71 for first time since August 2022

27 January 2023 By Adam Kahlberg


The Australian dollar has continued its rise against the USD reaching the highest level in almost 3 months. With risk on assets receiving a boost and the USD weakening the Australian dollar has been a big beneficiary. As hopes for a Federal Reserve pivot increase the greenback has seen aa pullback and growth assets have seen an influx of money. With the FOMC meeting scheduled for next week the decision by the Federal Reserve and its accompanying statement may provide more of a direction for the next movement of the USD.

Since its peak in September 2022, the DXY has seen a retracement of nearly 12%. Since that time the DXY has fallen back to its major support level at 101. At this stage it has been unable to break down through this point. However, if it does, it will likely fall back into its long-term range which it sustained for more than 5 years. This range is between 88 – 100. This overall drop in the DXY may support a move in the AUD to top of its own channel.

More specifically, the AUDUSD chart shows that the price has broken back into its own long-term range of which it has sustained for 7 years, excluding the outbreak of the Covid pandemic. The price is also about to perform a golden cross in which the short term 50 day moving average will crossover the 200-day moving average which is a very bullish signal. The price may still retest the lower bounds of the long term of the range at 0.70 again, before potentially climbing higher. A potential trade long trade on the AUDUSD may originate with an upside of almost 5:1 risk reward.


Ultimately, the direction of AUDUSD will largely be dictated by the sentiment surrounding growth assets and the USD. However, in the short term the price of action of the AUD is positive and bullish.

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