AUD/CHF may see some action in the upcoming Asia session with the latest monetary policy statement from Reserve Bank of Australia. Will the short-term downtrend continue?
Before moving on, ICYMI, today’s Daily U.S. Session Watchlist looked at a potential setup on EUR/USD after breaking below a rising trendline, so be sure to check that out to see if there is still a potential play!
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What to Watch: AUD/CHF
On the one hour chart above, we’ve got a bounce on the session in a roughly slow grind lower on AUD/CHF. This price pattern tends to draw in both technical players and fundamental players looking to sell, but that may not be the case in the upcoming Asia session with the Reserve Bank of Australia set to announce their latest monetary policy decisions.
Expectations are that the RBA will hold off on making any changes to monetary policy even with improvements to economic data, business sentiment and higher inflation, but what could move the Aussie is if we see a change in rhetoric from the RBA that could signal a possible tapering of stimulus measures.
If this scenario plays out, this could mean a bullish move for the Aussie and the price action to watch out for is a sustained break above the strong area of interest / Fibonacci retracement levels marked on the chart above.
If we don’t get optimistic rhetoric from the RBA, this may spark a continued move lower in AUD/CHF as the event uncertainty will be clear, allowing trend traders to hop in the short-term downtrend at better prices. If that’s the case, then a move to retest the swing lows around 0.7030 should not take too long as it is within the daily ATR of around 50 pips.