AUD/USD: Double Top Pattern Hints At Steep Losses


The Australian Dollar (AUD) fell broadly against the US Dollar (USD) on Tuesday, dragging the AUD/USD to less than 1.9270. The pair printed a Lower High (LH) on the daily chart, turning the short term sentiment to bearish. Moreover, a classic double top pattern has also emerged on the daily timeframe; a breakout through the neckline could spur huge selling pressure in the Aussie Dollar.

Technical Analysis

As of this writing, the pair is being traded around 1.9270. A support can be seen near 1.9250, the 55 Simple Moving Average and psychological level ahead of 1.9150-75, the 38.2% fib level and 200 SMA and then 1.9200 that is the psychological level and swing low of the previous wave as demonstrated in the following chart. Not to mention, 1.9202 is also the neckline of the double top pattern. Neckline is the lowest point between the two tops of the price pattern; traders tend to sell the asset on a break below the neckline.


On the upside, the pair is expected to face a hurdle around 1.9335, the intraday high of today ahead of 1.9409, the swing high of the most recent rally and then 0.9461, the high of the last major rally. A failure to break the neckline would expose 0.9500 in the near future.

Wage Price Index

Tomorrow the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the wage price index. According to the median projection of various economists, the wage price index gained by 2.6% during the first four months of the ongoing year as compared to the same increase in the same duration of the year before, better than expected actual outcome will be considered bullish for AUD/USD and vice versa.


Considering the overall technical and fundamental outlook, selling the pair on a break below the neckline appears to be a good strategy, the trade should however be stopped out on a daily closing back above the neckline.

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