Thursday, September 8, 2016

AUD/USD has ticked higher on Thursday

AUD/USD has ticked higher on Thursday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 0.7670. Earlier in the day, AUD/USD climbed to 0.7732, its highest level since August 15. On the release front, Australian Trade Balance narrowed to A$2.41 billion, better than the forecast of A$2.61 billion. Later in the day, Australia releases Home Loans. In the US, unemployment claims dropped to 259 thousand, beating the estimate of 264 thousand. This reading marked the lowest level for jobless claims in seven weeks.
•AUD/USD was flat in the Asian session. The pair recorded considerable gains in European trade but has reversed directions and has posted small losses in the North American session
•0.7560 is providing strong support
•0.7701 was tested in resistance earlier and could break in the North American session
•Current range: 0.7560 to 0.7701
Further levels in both directions:
•Below: 0.7560, 0.7440, 0.7339 and 0.7200
•Above: 0.7701, 0.7835 and 0.793
AUD/USD ratio is showing movement towards short positions. Currently, short positions have a majority (54%), indicative of trader bias towards AUD/USD reversing directions and moving lower.