AUD/USD Price Analysis: Confined in a range below 0.6500 mark, 100-day SMA

  • AUD/USD remains confined in a range below 0.6500 mark through the early European session.

  • Traders await a sustained breakthrough the recent range before placing fresh directional bets.

The AUD/USD pair traded with a mild positive bias through the early European session, albeit lacked any strong follow-through and remained below the key 0.6500 psychological mark. The mentioned level is followed by the 100-day SMA near the 0.6525 level and a static resistance near the 0.6560-70 zone, which has been capping the upside over the past two weeks or so.

Meanwhile, any meaningful pullbacks were being bought into near 100-period SMA on the 4-hourly chart, which coincides with a three-week-old ascending trend-line support. The combination of the 0.6560-70 horizontal barrier and an upward sloping trend-line constituted towards the formation of a bullish ascending triangle on short-term charts.

Bulls technical indicators on the daily chart further add credence to the constructive set-up and support prospects for an extension of the recent recovery from multi-year lows. However, it will be prudent to wait for a convincing break through the triangle resistance before confirming a bullish bias and positioning for any further appreciating move.

Conversely, a sustained weakness below the 0.6435-25 confluence support will negate the positive outlook and turn the pair vulnerable to slide back towards testing sub-0.6300 levels.

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