For 6 straight weeks the Australian Dollar (AUD) has outperformed the British Pound (GBP), the cross reaching 0.5300 (1.8860) late Friday a late June high. Risk action Monday saw the AUD give back gains to 0.5265 (1.9000) as markets await this week’s key RBA rate announcement data. Odds for the RBA to hike from 4.1% later today is slim given recent inflation data and Retail Sales prints. We see resistance at 0.5250 (1.9040), the 50-day MA, price could resume its trajectory towards 0.5320 (1.8800) over the week.
Current Level: 0.5264
Last week’s range: 0.5227 – 0.5303