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With risk taking back on and ahead of potential catalysts from Australia and China, the bounce off of resistance on EUR/AUD is one to watch for moves on the session.

Before moving on, ICYMI, today’s Daily London Session Watchlist looked at an opportunity forming on EUR/GBP ahead of U.K. unemployment data, so be sure to check that out to see if there is still a potential play!

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What to Watch: EUR/AUD

EUR/AUD 1-Hour Forex Chart
EUR/AUD 1-Hour Forex Chart

On the one-hour chart above of EUR/AUD, we can see traders have respected the strong resistance area around 1.5750 – 1.5800, now taking the pair lower on a quick rising Aussie move.  It looks like a move based on broad risk sentiment, which is leaning positive on the session with no apparent direct catalysts.

This move is likely to draw in more sellers on EUR/AUD short-term, and if the upcoming Australian inflation data comes in above expectations (Markets expect quarterly prices to dip to a 0.8% increase, with annualized prices inching up by 0.8%), it’s likely to fuel the Aussie’s rally even further through the Asia session.

For conservative bears on the pair, it makes sense to wait for a bounce up to the strong resistance area before considering a short position, and for the more aggressive bears, scaling into a short position makes sense to improve odds of success and potential return-on-risk.

For bulls on EUR/AUD, the odds aren’t currently in your favor, and won’t be until broad risk sentiment shifts back to negative and/or that upcoming Australian quarterly CPI number severely disappoints.

If that scenario plays out and EUR/AUD is retesting support around 1.5600 at that time, then watch out for bullish reversal patterns before considering a long, counter trend position on the pair.