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AUD/NZD Price Analysis: Bulls return after strong Aussie job numbers

  • AUD/NZD rises to a one-week high after Australia’s December month employment data.
  • Monthly falling trendline on the buyers’ radar for now.
  • Sellers will hesitate to enter any trades unless prices slip below 23.6% Fibonacci retracement.

AUD/NZD surges to 1.0432, +0.50%, just after Australia’s better than forecast employment data, published early Thursday. In doing so, the pair not only surged to the highest in a week but also crossed 200-bar SMA and 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the pair’s declines during January 01 and 08.

Read:Australia Jobs Data: Unemployment Rate: 5.1% vs 5.2% expected (AUD bullish)

As a result, the bulls will now target a downward sloping trend line from January 01, at 1.0445, as an immediate resistance, a break of which could recall mid-month top surrounding 1.0460.

During the pair’s further upside beyond 1.0460, a monthly high near 1.0500 will be in the focus.

Meanwhile, sellers will wait for the entry unless prices decline back below 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of 1.0360. However, a 200-bar SMA level of 1.0415 can offer immediate support.

Should there be further weakness in the AUD/NZD prices below 1.0360, the current month’s low near 1.0315 may act as an intermediate halt to 1.0300 round-figure.

AUD/NZD four hour chart

Trend: Bullish


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