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Today’s price action is shaping up to be an impressive recovery from AUDUSD bulls.
Although we still have one hour left in today’s session, buyers have reclaimed the 0.6750 area on a 4-hour closing basis.
This 0.6750 region was our target following the July 25th breakdown.
As you can see, 0.6750 is the location of descending channel support as well as a horizontal level that supported the pair earlier this year.
Today’s recovery is why I don’t sell downside breaks of descending levels.
Even if AUDUSD had closed today below 0.6750, I wouldn’t want to entertain a short given the descending nature of this channel.
If we do see the pair close back above 0.6750 today, however, I will begin watching for a break above today’s high at 0.6782.
I’m going to require more from AUDUSD bulls than I otherwise would given the longer-term downtrend here.
I don’t want to buy into that without some form of confirmation.
A break above Wednesday’s high would be the first higher high since AUDUSD started its descent on July 19th.
It would also expose that 0.6830 resistance area I mentioned on the 6th.
But until we see buyers carve a higher high, I’ll remain on the sideline.
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