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AUD/USD finds buying interest ahead of China trade

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    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Bali) - AUD/USD is ticking decisively higher during the first hour of Tokyo, as a sense of risk appetite emboldens the Aussie, last at 0.6887, having traded as high as 0.6892 from 0.6856 lows earlier.

    Risk on in early Asia benefits AUD

    The improved risk-seeking environment ahead of the PBOC fix, Shanghai cash open and China trade balance, has also led Copper and the SP 500 futures to spike higher, underpinning the bullish run by the Aussie, while the recent rise in USD/CNH is a slightly negative input for the Aussie, although within such ebullient risk on conditions int he first hour of Tokyo, the Yuan offshore depreciation is so far being ignored by traders.

    AUD/USD key levels

    Technically, AUD/USD needs to find acceptance above Monday's POC (point of control - area with highest volume), which stands in the 0.6880/90 region. A rise above the 0.69 psychological line may see gains extended towards 0.6930/50, subject to China's data at 2GMT. On the downside, 0.6855 is next support ahead pf 0.6830 recent lows, followed by 0.68.
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