• FxWirePro: AUD/JPY hovers around major trendline support at 85.50, break below to see further weakness

    Source: FxWire Pro - Technicals / 06 Feb 2018 01:28:06   Eastern Standard Time

    • Aussie trades weaker across the board on dismal retail sales and trade data.
    • Australia retail sales dropped 0.5 percent in December, missing market expectations for a 0.2 percent drop.
    • Further, the trade balance recorded a deficit of AUD 1.36 billion in December compared to the AUD 0.2 billion surplus.
    • The antipodean muted as RBA kept interest rates unchanged as expected, offered little surprises.
    • AUD/JPY closed below 200-DMA. Technical studies are bearish, we see scope for further weakness.
    • RSI and Stochs are biased lower. We also see -ve DMI dominance and ADX is rising to support trend.
    • The pair is trading in a 'Symmetric Triangle' pattern and finds strong support at 85.50.
    • Violation at 85.50 ('Triangle Base') will see scope for weakness till 84.66 (Dec 7 low).
    • We see bearish invalidation only on breakout at 200-DMA at 86.50 levels.

    Support levels - 85.50 (Triangle Base), 85.36 (78.6% Fib retrace of 84.349 to 89.089 rally), 84.66 (Dec 7 low)

    Resistance levels - 86.16 (61.8% Fib retrace of 84.349 to 89.089 rally), 86.50 (200-DMA), 86.92 (5-DMA)

    Call update: Our previous call (http://www.econotimes.com/FxWirePro-AUD-JPY-recovery-capped-at-100-DMA-bias-lower-200-DMA-at-8650-next-bear-target-1131830) has hit all targets.

    Recommendation: Book partial profits at lows. Trail stop loss to 85.50, watch for decisive break below 86.50 for further weakness, target 85/ 84.70/ 84.35.

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