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FxWirePro: AUD/USD hovers around 21-EMA resistance, eyes RBA monetary policy statement for further impetus
AUD/USD chart - Trading View
AUD/USD was trading 0.42% higher on the day at 0.6112 at around 04:00 GMT, edging lower from session highs at 0.6128.
The pair largely ignored Australian trade numbers and focus remains on the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) policy meeting.
February Aussie Trade Balance declined to 4,61M versus 5,210M prior. Details suggest the Exports and Imports have declined -4.0% and -5.0% respectively from -3.0% priors for each.
The RBA (scheduled at 04:30 GMT) is widely expected to stand pat. However, the tone of the monetary policy statement will be the key to determine further price action.
Technical indicators are slightly bullish on the intraday and weekly charts. Bullish divergence could support gains.
21-EMA is strong resistance at 0.6134. Break above could see more upside. Gains till 50% Fin at 0.6269 then likely.
5-DMA is immediate support at 0.6063. Rejection at 21-EMA and retrace below 5-DMA could see downside resumption.
Major Support Levels: 0.6063 (5-DMA), 0.6042 (Tenkan sen), 0.5980 (Apr 3rd low)
Major Resistance Levels: 0.6134 (21-EMA), 0.62, 0.6269 (50% Fib)
Summary: Major trend is bearish, but breakout at 21-EMA could fuel near-term upside. Focus on RBA monetary policy statement for cues.
Guidance: Stay long on breakout at 21-EMA, place stops at 0.6040, target 0.62/ 0.6260