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For those looking away from the Brexit drama for FX opportunities, this solid range on AUD/CAD may be watchlist worthy for the next session or two.

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Fresh Market Headlines & Economic data:

Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Forex Calendar:

  • EIA Crude oil inventories data at 2:30 pm GMT
  • U.K. Parliament votes on no-deal Brexit (tentative)
  • Australia MI inflation expectations at 12:00 am GMT (Mar. 14)
  • Chinese industrial  production and retail sales at 2:00 am GMT (Mar. 14)
  • Chinese fixed asset investment at 2:00 am GMT (Mar. 14)
  • German CPI at 7:00 am GMT (Mar. 14)

What to Watch: AUD/CAD

AUD/CAD 1-Hour Forex Chart
AUD/CAD 1-Hour Forex Chart

Today, we’re checking out AUD/CAD after traders once again fail to break above a major resistance area. On the one hour chart above, we can see that 0.9475 has held like a champ going back all the way to the beginning of February, and yesterday was no different as pressure returned to the Aussie after another weak consumer sentiment update came from Westpac Bank.

This move lower in AUD/CAD definitely has momentum, and it could continue with the help of a couple of reports coming very soon. First, the EIA will soon release it’s weekly crude oil inventories report, which tends to influence oil prices in the short-term. Because oil is one of Canada’s top exports, a move in oil could translate into a move in the Loonie in the short-term. Second, we’ve got important economic updates from China (retail sales and industrial production) that could influence the Aussie higher or lower because of the close trading relationship between Australia and China.

If the crude oil inventories comes in below expectations, look for a possible upside move in oil, which has already been on the upswing this week on Venezuelan headlines and an expected drop in inventories; this could be bullish for the Loonie. And if Chinese data disappoints, that could add further fuel to AUD/CAD bears to take the pair lower, and the retest recent support area around 0.9385 and 0.9320.  With a daily ATR of around 60 to 70 pips, if the data comes out in favor of the bears, these areas have a good chance of being retested within the next session or two.

For the bulls, a combination of rising oil inventories and strong Chinese data updates may be needed for AUD/CAD to rally and break that strong resistance at 0.9475. We would consider going long until the market can get above there without a catalyst.