AUDUSD fell for three consecutive days
On Wednesday, AUDUSD fell for three consecutive days and reached a one-month low.
Australian employment change declined in December
Australian Employment Change (December) fell from 61,500 to -65,100 Vs. 17,600 (forecast), according to the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
US retail sales was strong
US Retail Sales, m/m (December) increased from 0.3% to 0.6% Vs. 0.4% (forecast), according to the data from the US Department of Commerce. The probability that the Fed will reduce the interest rate fell to less than 60% after the US retail sales was announced, down 20 percents compared with the early 2023, according to the Fed’s fund rate futures.
Technically speaking, the bearish market trend prevailed in the short term
the Chart of the Day
On the chart of the day, AUDUSD continued falling. The bearish market trend prevailed in the short term. In terms of technical indicators, KDJ went downwards after death cross occurred, showing the market trend is bearish. Investors should focus on whether AUDUSD will break through the support at 0.645. It will fall further with potential support at 0.640 if it breaks below the support at 0.645.
On the 4-hour chart, AUDUSD was prone to fluctuation and declined. The bearish market trend prevailed in the short term. In terms of technical indicators, MACD went downwards after death cross occurred, showing AUDUSD will fall further.
Key resistance: 0.659, 0.665
Key support: 0.645, 0.640
Generally speaking, as Australian employment change declined and US economy remained resilient, AUDUSD may fall further in the short term.