The Australian Dollar (AUD), US Dollar (USD) cross is still trading in a bear trend in 2024. A pickup from the low at 0.6467 last week to today’s 0.6530 is not enough to shift momentum on the down. Equity markets have been buoyant along with overall market sentiment over the past week. Soft Chinese data has been reflected in the price action with the Aussie pinned to much of the Chinese economy. China CPI came in soft stopping the Aussie making any meaningful topside moves. A slew of US data this week should keep things exciting on the chart starting with CPI y/y tomorrow predicted to come in at 2.9% down from 3.4%. The Fed recently pushing back on interest rate cuts indicating May could be the key date, not March. We also have Retail Sales and consumer sentiment late in the week. Upside for the Aussie could be limited.
Current Level: 0.6530
Last week’s range: 0.6467- 0.6539