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Forex News: AUDUSD, are sellers setting up a new extension lower?

April 13, 2022
by Joseph Jeffriess, Market Analyst

Today we are looking at the AUDUSD as sellers look to be pushing at a new extension lower. After yesterday’s rally stalled at resistance so far today, we have seen momentum squarely back with sellers.

Overall price remains in a long-term uptrend, but since the last April high was put in, buyers have struggled to get momentum going with a charging USD continuing to pressure the AUD. Despite Australian inflation pressure and talk of rates increasing in June, this is overshadowed by 40-year high inflation in the States and Fed members vowing to act.

Since that high, we have watched a new downtrend develop with price making its first leg lower, returning to 0.74. Yesterday we did see a fightback, but that was stopped by resistance and supply that remains around the .7450-.7480 area.

Today’s rally was also stopped by this supply level and has started to develop into a trigger bar. If sellers can break minor support, we will continue to look for a continuation lower, maintaining the current downtrend. The big test if the price makes a new push lower is the long-term uptrend. Will it stop sellers and start a new continuation point for buyers?

This could be a critical crossroads for the longer-term picture, and we feel a lot will come down to the current situation with US inflation, their rates policy and demand for commodities. Covid continues to run rife in China, and if the situation continues, this could also have a knock-on effect on demand.

First things first, sellers need to beat minor support to get the continuation going.

AUDUSD D1 Chart

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