2 August AUDUSD Technical Analysis: AUD slipped lower on a Trade Balance release

The AUDUSD is trading down into 0.7375 after slipping from the 0.7400 major level on a tricky Australian Trade Balance release that saw both Imports and Exports dip lower compared to the previous period. What can traders expect next? The following 2 August AUDUSD Technical Analysis will show.

2 August, GKFX – Australia’s Imports declined by -1%, while Aussie Exports contracted from 4% to 3%, leaving the Trade Balance figure lop-sided, which came in at a stellar $1.8 billion, far above the forecast $900 million, though with the contraction in imports leaving the balance of trade off-balance, traders are taking the overall reading to the downside.

Australian Retail Sales remains on the economic calendar

Friday brings Australia’s Retail Sales figures, which will be a last chance for the AUD to inspire some bullish confidence this week.

Asia session currencies are seeing a retreat in risk appetite as trade headlines take the wind out of market sentiment’s sails; US President Donald Trump confirmed he was looking to increase tariff rates on a planned $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, and broader markets are striking a cautious note in the face of rising trade tensions between the US and China, Australia’s largest trading partner.

2 August AUDUSD Technical Analysis

The Aussie is slipping into recent lows, though the AUDUSD’s rough sideways channel remains in place, and directional momentum remains limited; the current drop from near 0.7450 is likely to face quick support as major pairs revert to their opening prices for the week.

AUDUSD Chart, 15-Minute

Spot rate: 0.7381

Relative change: -0.28%

High: 0.7410Low: 0.7378  

Trend: Bearish  


Support 1: 0.7378 (current day low)

Support 2: 0.7358 (previous week low)

Support 3: 0.7317 (four week low)  


Resistance 1: 0.7410 (current day high)

Resistance 2: 0.7400 (major technical level)

Resistance 3: 0.7440 (current week high)


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