Risk appetite seems to be favoring commodity currencies these days, so I’m watching out for a triangle breakdown on this pair.
How low can it go?
- Canada’s manufacturing PMI rose from 55.8 to 57.9 in December
- Australian job advertisements up 9.2% in December
- Qantas reopens international flight bookings for July
- JPMorgan says bitcoin has “quantifiable intrinsic value”
- Fed official Mester: Policy to stay accommodative for some time
- U.S. President Trump may have broken law on calling Georgia count official
- Crude oil prices dip after first day of OPEC-JMMC meetings
- England imposes new lockdown measures on new COVID-19 strain
Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Economic Calendar:
- German retail sales at 8:00 am GMT
- Swiss CPI at 8:30 am GMT
- Spanish unemployment change at 9:00 am GMT
- German unemployment change at 9:55 am GMT
- OPEC-JMMC meetings to resume later in the day
What to Watch: GBP/AUD
Who’s in for a triangle breakout?GBP/AUD looks primed for a move below its symmetrical triangle consolidation pattern, as the price is hanging out around the bottom of the chart pattern formation.
Technical indicators also confirm that further losses are likely. Stochastic is pointing down while the 100 SMA is below the 200 SMA to reflect bearish pressure.
There are no major reports due from the U.K. economy in the upcoming London session, but it’s worth noting that PM Johnson announced new lockdown measures to curb the spread of the new COVID-19 strain.
Meanwhile, the Land Down Under still seems to be doing a relatively fine job of keeping coronavirus cases in check. Risk sentiment also appears to favor higher-yielders lately, as traders focus on vaccine distribution updates and stimulus efforts.