AUDUSD: Forex Technical Analysis – Strong economic data bullish for Australian dollar

January 12, 2018

By IFCMarkets

Strong economic data bullish for Australian dollar

Retail sales and building permits in Australia were better than expected in November. Will the AUDUSD climb continue?

The Reserve Bank of Australia held the interest rate at 1.5% for the fifteenth month at its December 5 policy meeting. Australian economic data have largely been positive recently: retail sales in November were stronger than expected at 1.2% growth after 0.5% gain in October, and building permits rose 11.7% when a decline was expected. Improving data pointing to continued strength of Australian economy are bullish for AUDUSD.


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On the daily timeframe AUDUSD: D1 is retracing higher after decline following the seventeen-month high in the beginning of September. The price has risen above the 200-day moving average MA(200).

We believe the bullish momentum will continue after the price breaches above the upper Donchian bound at 0.7904. This level can be used as an entry point for placing a pending order to buy. The stop loss can be placed below the lower Donchian bound at 0.7766. After placing the order, the stop loss is to be moved every day to the next fractal low, following Parabolic signals. Thus, we are changing the probable profit/loss ratio to the breakeven point. If the price meets the stop loss level (0.7766) without reaching the order (0.7904), we recommend cancelling the order: the market has undergone internal changes which were not taken into account.

Technical Analysis Summary

Position Buy
Buy stop Above 0.7904
Stop loss Below 0.7766

Market Analysis provided by IFCMarkets