AUD/USD chart - Trading View
- AUD/USD drops below 0.69 handle after Australia employment data disappoints.
- The pair hit fresh 4-month lows at 0.6892 before paring some losses to trade at 0.6911 at 03:40 GMT.
- The Aussie unemployment rate ticked higher to 5.2%, beating the 5.1% expected, while full-time jobs dropped in April.
- A bigger-than-expected jump in Australia's unemployment rate boosted expectations of an RBA rate cut in June.
- Focus now on the speech by the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) Assistant Governor Michele Bullock.
- Technical studies are also biased lower for the pair. AUD/USD to see further weakness.
- The major finds immediate support at 0.6890 (falling trendline). Break below eyes 0.6862 (78.6% Fib).
- 5-DMA (trending sharply lower) is immediate resistance at 0.6945. Break above to see minor upside.
Support levels - 0.6890 (trendline), 0.6862 (78.6% Fib), 0.68 (88.6% Fib)
Resistance levels - 0.6945 (5-DMA), 0.7008 (21-EMA), 0.7062 (55-EMA)
Call update: Our previous call (https://www.econotimes.com/FxWirePro-AUD-USD-extends-weakness-in-response-to-dismal-China-data-dump-eyes-06890-1536816) is progressing well.
Recommendation: Hold for targets.
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