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Forex: AUD/USD extending its decline, around 1.0285/90

The Aussie dollar is falling further on Monday, dragged to session lows around 1.0285/80 as risk-off tone is intensifying. Poor domestic data out of the Home Loans are also playing its role in today’s descent, contracting 1.5% during December vs. +0.2% forecasted.

“Ongoing local data weakness, lingering spec positioning overhang and RBA easing hints have helped produce lows since Oct… AUD/USD should find buyers towards 1.02 on the week”, suggests Sean Callow, analyst at Westpac.

As of writing, the cross is down 0.21% at 1.0290 facing the next support at 1.0256 (low Feb.8) and then 1.0236 (low Oct.23).
On the flip side, a breakout of 1.0345 (low Dec.26) would clear the path to 1.0361 (low Feb.1) and finally 1.0387 (MA10d).

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Having eroded the accelerated downtrend and reached the 20 day ma at 1.5811, Commerzbank analysts believe the GBP/USD may extend the rebound from 1.5642 (2009-2013 uptrend) even further: “The Elliott wave count on the daily chart is suggesting that we allow for the possibility of a deeper retracement towards 1.5913 and possibly 1.6000, the 38.2% and 50% retracements of the move seen this year. However we then look for failure and a retest of the trend line”, wrote analyst Karen Jones, favoring a break below here to 1.5271/35 (2012 low) in the longer term.
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