Today, we’re checking out AUD/CHF as the pair pulls back from its downtrend over the past couple of weeks. Another shorting opportunity at a good price?
Before moving on, ICYMI, today’s Daily London Session Watchlist looked at an opportunity forming on AUD/JPY as it formed a falling wedge, 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 of AUD/CHF, we can see that the pair has been in a clear downtrend but bouncing higher at the moment.
The pair is now trading at the Fibonacci retracement area of the most recent swing move lower from 0.6500 – 0.6370, which is also a broken previous minor support area.
With the pair pulling back a full 61% and stochastic slowly coming out of overbought territory, the odds are growing that technical traders could be starting to short again.
From a fundamental perspective, a short trade makes sense as broad risk sentiment is leaning negative on the session as faith in a new U.S. stimulus has been fading.
If those conditions hold and we see weakness in the upcoming global business sentiment data, forex traders could jump in to push AUD/CHF back into the downtrend.
If that scenario plays out, look for the pair to make another run lower to the swing lows around 0.6370, which is within reach in a session or two given the daily ATR range of around 50 – 55 pips.
Of course, if we see an agreement on U.S. stimulus announced, or another positive risk theme (e.g., positive COVID-19 vaccine/therapy news, improving global business sentiment data, etc.) then the Aussie could rally against the Swiss franc, making a break above the 61% the pattern to watch for a potential short-term long position and move higher to 0.6500.