Thursday, July 28, 2016

AUD/USD was flat in the Asian session.

•AUD/USD was flat in the Asian session. The pair has posted small gains in European trade
•0.7440 is providing strong support
•0.7560 is under pressure as resistance
•Current range: 0.7440 to 0.7560
Further levels in both directions:
•Below: 0.7440, 0.7339, 0.7251 and 0.7105
•Above: 0.7560, 0.7701 and 0.7835
AUD/USD ratio has shown movement towards short positions. Currently, long positions retain a majority (54%), indicative of trader bias towards AUD/USD continuing to gain ground.
The Australian dollar is subdued on Thursday, as AUD/USD is currently trading at 0.7530. On the release front, Australian Import Prices declined 1.0%, well off the estimate of a 1.6% gain. Later in the day, Australia releases PPI, an important inflation indicator. The markets are expecting a small gain of 0.2%. In the US, there are just two releases, highlighted by Unemployment Claims. The indicator is expected to rise to 261 thousand.
The markets were keeping a close eye on Australia’s CPI release on Wednesday. The index rebounded nicely in the second quarter, posting a gain of 0.4%, compared to a decline of 0.2% in the first quarter. It’s not clear how the RBA, which will set interest rates next week, plans to respond to the CPI release.