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Forex: AUD/USD, potential for 1.0330 on upbeat Aus GDP - V.Bednarik

Following a V-shaped reversal off a 7-month low near 1.01, the recovery above 1.0180 extended past a key swing high at 1.0240, printing a Tuesday's high of 1.0260, although that level is also history now, as the AUD/USD continues to rally to a new Asian session high at 1.0269 ahead of the Australian GDP data, released at 00.30GMT.

As Valeria Bednarik, chief analyst at FXstreet.com, notes, "the pair is quite close to a key resistance area around 1.0270, where the pair presents several intraday highs and lows and a daily descendant trend line coming from 1.0573, Jan 23rd daily high."

With Australian GDP data to be released today, "a positive reading may push the pair above the level, triggering a continuation rally that can extend towards 1.0330 area over the Asian session" Valeria predicts. On the downside, 1.0220 should see buying interest emerging in case of any setback, Valeria adds.

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