EUR/AUD Drops to Fresh 9-Month Low
Technical Sentiment: Bearish
- German Ifo Business Climate Index dropped again, below expectations, to 106.3;
- Aussie strengthened by steady cash flows;
- Support break offers an opening down to 1.4045 in the short term.
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Traders were quick to price in a fresh 9-month Lower Low for EUR/AUD as soon as the markets opened on Monday, giving a green light for more losses in the short term.
EUR/AUD long term downtrend remains intact and losses are likely to expand in the coming days. Price opened with a small gap below 1.4211 in the early hours on Monday and the ensuing rally caved once the gap was filled and a re-test of the previous support (now turned into resistance) was complete.
Stochastic is located in extreme oversold territory on 4H and daily timeframes, based entirely on last week’s sell-off. Although oversold conditions indicate the necessity for a correction and increased changes for a bottom formation, selling pressure continues to mount and bullish price action signals are nowhere to be found. Consequently, we’re most likely to observe a sell-off acceleration this week, at least until price hits the next major support area.
While EUR/CAD remains below 1.4211, 7th November 2013 Low of 1.4050 will be a likely attraction point for sellers, together with the large psychological handle 1.4000.
A daily close above 1.4211 would indicate the current dip as a fake support breakout. Traders are advised not to persist with short positions if this event comes to reality, because they could be caught in a 200pip bullish correction (4H 200SMA is the usual target for corrections, currently priced at 1.4375).