The Aussie is breaking down as investors look to other markets for profitable opportunities in 2013. Part of this is a natural rotation once a trend becomes mature and part of it is the recognition that the legs underpinning the Aussie strength are slowly getting kicked out. Growth, interest rates and global fear are all changing moving negatively for the Aussie Dollar.
Consequently the outlook has darkened for the Aussie and the low overnight of 1.0293 is not far from where the Aussie sits this morning at 1.0301 for a 100 point or 0.84% fall. We tweeted yesterday as the Aussie was breaking the bottom of the box that,
#AUD breaking lower – we’ve had the break of 20d low last Friday and then usual pullback this next mve culd be deepish
Please excuse the typos but that’s required to meet the 140 character Twitter limit and you can see in the table below that the Aussie has lost ground on all the Major crosses
So as we can see in the chart below the big fall has done a lot of damage to the Aussie but on a 4 hour and 1 hour basis it is probably going to rest/rally in the run up to today’s unemployment numbers. The market is looking for a 5k increase in jobs according to FXStreet but this is well inside the standard deviation of the employment report so anything is possible.
The 200 day moving average for the AUD is 1.0309 and will offer some support but our JimmyR signal has been negative for a few days now and our other trend following system went short Friday.
The Aussie looks stretched around or below 1.03 for the moment but seems headed lower in time.
Have a great day.
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