Keeping simple today with this short-term technical setup on AUD/JPY, ahead of potential economic catalysts from Japan and China.
Before moving on, ICYMI, today’s Daily U.S. Session Watchlist looked at a descending channel on USD/JPY, so be sure to check that out to see if there is still a potential play!
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Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Economic Calendar
Japan Services PPI at 11:50 pm GMT
China Industrial Profits at 1:30 am GMT (July 27)
Bank of Japan Kuroda speech at 7:30 am GMT (July 27)
What to Watch: AUD/JPY
We’ve got little in the way of major catalysts ahead on the forex calendar, but what we do have could provide a little bit of volatility in the short-term for AUD/JPY.
The more notable event is the speech from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who will likely be closely watched for any comments signaling that further easing may be needed if pandemic conditions in Japan worsen.
Looking at the one-hour chart above, we’ve got textbook technical setups that could draw in traders from both sides, depending on how the scheduled events, or more likely, broad risk sentiment plays out.
If markets lean towards negative risk sentiment (and/or China data disappoints), then traders may hit that bearish technical setup consisting of resistance forming at the Fibonacci retracement area/falling ‘highs’/broken support area around the 81.50 handle.
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And of course, if broad risk sentiment (and/or China industrial profits data) leans positive in the upcoming session, then a break above the falling trendline/Fibonacci retracement area is likely to draw in AUD/JPY bulls for a potential short-term momentum trade higher.