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Denis Sergienko • 2022-10-04

AUDUSD drops towards 0.6500 on RBA’s smaller rate hike

AUDUSD drops towards 0.6500 on RBA’s smaller rate hike

AUDUSD reverses the previous weekly gains as the RBA disappoints bulls with 25 basis points (bps) of a rate hike, compared to a widely anticipated 50 bps move. With this, the Aussie pair reverses from a two-week-old resistance line, as well as a horizontal area comprising multiple tops marked since September 26. That said, the pair’s latest weakness aims for the 0.6400 threshold before testing the recent swing low near 0.6390. However, the yearly low near 0.6360 and the 61.8% Fibonacci Expansion (FE) of September 15-29 moves, near 0.6280, could probe the bears afterward.

Alternatively, the aforementioned resistance line and the horizontal resistance area challenge buyers below 0.6535. Following that, the 100-SMA level surrounding 0.6625 could gain the market’s attention. In a case where the AUDUSD buyers manage to cross the 0.6625 hurdle, the 0.6740-50 area comprising the 200-SMA and highs marked since September 20 will act as the last defense of sellers.

Overall, AUDUSD is ready for a fresh downside and can renew the yearly low as RBA disappoints policy hawks.

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