Technical Analysis – EURAUD hands on with the 200-SMA, joined by the uptrend line.

Anthony Charalambous, XM Investment Research Desk

EURAUD descended from a five and a half-month high of 1.6447, over a one-month period, to break through a double obstacle of the 200-SMA and the uptrend line from Feb 2017. Price stalled just below the 1.5900 psychological level, where buyers have come on board to try and move back north.

The price has crossed downwards through the Ichimoku cloud and all simple moving averages. The 50- and 100-day simple moving averages (SMAs), although above the 200-SMA, have started to turn down, indicating possible negative sentiment could continue. The MACD and RSI are in negative areas concurring a downwards direction. The ADX indicates a strong trend.

To the upside, the 1.5900 – 1.5895 support would need push price to fracture the overwhelming 200-SMA, to then endure a resistance of 1.6025 coupled with the 50-SMA and Ichimoku cloud. A persisted push up through the cloud could bring further resistance of 1.6230 tested before the highs of 1.6415 and 1.6447.

Downside induced movement would require the 200-SMA and trendline to push the price past the initial support 1.5895 to encounter the next support of 1.5805, and if surpassed, the 4-month low of 1.5682 could unfold.

Overall the medium- and long-term trend remains bullish, but if the short-term trend were to show determination and push past the 1.5682 low, a bearish bias would take over.