AUD/USD Weekly Outlook

AUD/USD’s decline last week confirmed that corrective rise from 0.7411 has completed at 0.7676 already. And, larger fall from 0.8135 is resuming. Initial bias stays on the downside this week for 0.7411 low first. Break will confirm this bearish case and target 0.7328 cluster support (61.8% retracement of 0.6826 to 0.8135 at 0.7326). On the upside, break of 0.7528 minor resistance is needed to indicate completion of the fall from 0.7676. Otherwise, outlook will remain cautiously bearish in case of recovery.

In the bigger picture, medium term rebound from 0.6826 is seen as a corrective move. Prior break of 0.7500 key support suggests that such correction is completed at 0.8135. Deeper decline would be seen back to retest 0.6826 low. In case of another rise, we’d expect strong resistance from 38.2% retracement of 1.1079 to 0.6826 at 0.8451 to limit upside to bring long term down trend resumption eventually.

In the longer term picture, 0.6826 is seen as a long term bottom. Rise from there could either reverse the down trend from 1.1079, or just develop into a corrective pattern. At this point, we’re favoring the latter. And, as long as 38.2% retracement of 1.1079 to 0.6826 at 0.8451 holds, we’d anticipate another decline through 0.6826 at a later stage. But strong support should be seen between 0.4773 (2001 low) and 0.6008 (2008 low).