Australian Dollar Caps Due To Resistance In Front Of Q3 Inflation Data

Australian Dollar Caps Due To Resistance In Front Of Q3 Inflation Data
  • In Melbourne, the Australian 2nd biggest city, the arranged lowering of Covid-19 restrictions can fuel a regional sense of risk.
  • The RBA acting like a dove could limit the upside of the Australian dollar.
  • AUDUSD levels carry on consolidating over the main support in the Symmetric Triangle.

Coronavirus Number Declines May Fuel Regional Attitudes

A generous easing of rules in Victoria appears to be the basis for the Australian Dollar versus its larger counterparts in the upcoming days. As for the 1st time since June 9, the country’s 2nd most populous state saw no new Covid-19 diagnoses.

The forecasts are that Premier Dan Andrews will state in front of the nation with the two-week median of Covid-19 diagnoses in Melbourne falling to 3.6. Under the required benchmark of five, retail and hospitality enterprises can carry on their businesses and reopen on November 2nd.

However, an outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs is posing a risk and possibly delaying the move to the following phase in Andrews’ suggested road mapped reopening. He says that he will be able to speak about the opening’s scope when test results come back. The policymakers and the public at large are familiar with the threats they are pitted against.

More than 2,100 tests in the northern suburbs were processed in the previous day, and 0 new cases. The situation is likely to move in the direction of the PM easing lockdown measures on October 27.

In that case, the Australian Dollar will perform better than its connected counterparts if investors start betting on a larger economic recovery.


Though the Reserve Bank of Australia’s dovish position may reduce local currency profits, the Central Bank suggests more easing of policies. In the minutes of its October meeting, as the economy starts opening up, members think it’s logical more monetary stimulus will have more impact than before.

This seems to point out more easing of measures on the second-largest state on the continent could lead the RBA to offer more monetary stimulus. Seeing how some portions of the transfer of easier monetary policy slowed down due to the limits on activity.

Furthermore, Assistant Governor Christopher Kent’s announcement that the Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSW) could fall under zero levels shows that the CB is not as unforgiving towards negative interest rates as people thought once.

Australian One-Decade Government Bond profits daily graph

Cutting back into negative territory at this stage would appear pretty improbable, with a fifteen-basis point cut to the Official Cash Rate (OCR). A three-year profit aim looks like a possible output along with an asset-buying program purchasing government bonds more along the profit curve.

The marketplace looks to have calculated a cut to the OCR, with one-year profits trading a bit under 0.1% and three-year profits circling the 0.14% mark.

Thus, the arriving inflation info may fuel the Australian Dollar, with a bigger than anticipated climb in customer costs. This seems to show that loose monetary policy terms may not go on as long as some thought at first. Seeing how the RBA will think about restricting its terms more when the actual CPI is sustainably aiming in the 2-3% scope.

An unsatisfactory print will be expected to lead to a significant discount on local currency and bring up the chance of more substantial RBA support in the upcoming months.

DailyFX Economic Calendar


Technically, AUDUSD may be in danger of prolonging the fall from annual heights of 0.7413 fixed in September. As purchaser try to push the prices over the main confluent resistance at the 61.8% Fibonacci (0.7131) and trend-defining the fifty-day moving median of 0.7143.

As the Relative Strength Index struggles to push over the downtrend continuing from September heights and the MACD indicator continuing under the neutral mid-position, the road of lesser resistance looks to be heading down low.

The prices seem to be putting in a Symmetrical Triangle continuation path. This shows that AUDUSD could consolidate in a tight scope before breaking over the line due time, seeing how the previous shift was a notable uptrend.

Thus, if the main support at the 0.70 position stays in place, the prolonged topside push may be played. A daily close over the October 23 record of 0.7158 required to verify the bullish environment and jumpstart the price to begin reaching the annual high of 0.7413.

AUDUSD daily graph made via TradingView


Retail trader statistics show that 50.92% of traders are net-long, with the ratio at 1.04 to 1 of traders long to short. Net-long trader numbers are 12.35% less than the day before and 5.46% less than the previous week. While net-short trader numbers are 6.81% smaller than the day before and 7.42% less than the previous week.

Usually, we have opposing views from the crowd, and with traders being net-long points to AUDUSD prices continuing their downfall.

Positioning is less net-long than the day before, but net-longer (new word alert!) than the previous week. The combo of current sentiments and newer developments will give us an additionally mixed AUDUSD trading sentiment.