We’ve got top tier catalysts ahead from the RBA in the upcoming Asia session, making the recent pullback in AUD/JPY one to watch for potential setups.
Before moving on, ICYMI, today’s Daily U.S. Session Watchlist looked at an opportunity forming on USD/JPY ahead of top tier U.S. business sentiment data, so be sure to check that out to see if there is still a potential play!
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Fresh Market Headlines & Economic Data:
Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Economic Calendar
Japan Unemployment rate at 11:30 pm GMT
Japan Capital spending at 11:50 pm GMT
Australia Building Permits, Current Account at 12:30 am GMT (Mar. 2)
Reserve Bank of Australia Interest Rate Decision at 3:30 am GMT (Mar. 2)
German Retail Sales at 7:00 am GMT (Mar. 2)
U.K. Nationwide Housing Prices at 7:00 am GMT (Mar. 2)
Spanish Unemployment Change at 8:00 am GMT (Mar. 2)
German Unemployment Change at 8:55 am GMT (Mar. 2)
Euro area Inflation Rate at 10:00 am GMT (Mar. 2)
What to Watch: AUD/JPY
We’ve got a pretty calendar ahead for both the Asia and European trading sessions, but the likely main event is the latest monetary policy statement from the Reserve Bank of Australia.
The event will especially be one of interest this time after the RBA increased bond purchases today, likely to slow down the bond sell-off and rapidly rising yields. This has been damaging to risk-on sentiment, and their comments later in the Asia session could be a catalysts for further Aussie volatility.
We’re looking out for the RBA to comment on potential future actions with regards to the bond market, seeing if they will try to contain rising yields once again. This would likely spark risk-on vibes and a bullish move in the Aussie. If so, what out for AUD/JPY break above the Fibonacci retracement area / moving averages area on the chart above before considering a long position.
Or if the pair is retesting the strong area of interest around the 82.00 major psychological level, look out for bullish reversal candles before considering a long position.
For the bears on AUD/JPY, another spike higher in global bond yields could take down risk assets once again, and if the RBA says they’ll no longer defend against higher bond yields (a low probability scenario at the moment), then look for a fast break lower. A break below the 82.00 handle would likely draw in momentum players, both Aussie bears as well as traders looking for yen’s “safe haven” protection.