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AUD/USD 1H Chart 4:10PM EDT 6/11/2012


In the last FXTimes report on the AUD/USD, I noted that a break above 1.00-1.0020 opens up 1.0240. The market held at 1.00, and fell persistently throughout the 6/11 session. Coming to the first session's close (end of the US session), we have the AUD/USD falling below a rising trendlien that held the corrective rally in June.

The 1H chart shows that the market is pushing below a 0.9875 pivot as well as the rising trendline, opening the 0.9818 pivot. A break below 0.9818 would complete a double top and suggest a market trying to slide back to the May-June lows, near 0.96.

Let's see if this breakout is true. As the AUD/USD becomes short-term oversold, let's see what kind of pullback we get. A rally holding below the 0.9908 pivot, below 0.9910, should be clearly within the context of further decline. A break above 0.9910 however makes the outlook murky with a range between 0.9818 and 1.00, or even between 0.98 and 1.0020.

As far as the RSI reading. A hold below 50 after a pullback would suggest a persistent short-term bearish trend developing (with 0.96 in sight). A break above 60 however takes away the bearish momentum, and the AUD/USD would still be in a choppy consolidation.

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Fan Yang CMT is the Chief Technical Strategist, trader, educator and a of the main contributors to FXTimes - provider of rex News, Analysis, Education, Videos, Charts, and other trading resources.

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