AUDNZD Looking to Extend Breakdown Below Support

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AUDNZD trading bias is for more weakness, in-line with macro breakdown

AUDNZD was stuck in a narrowing trading range (wedge) from early 2015 up until it broke in December. The break was initially clean, but then the Jan 2 flash-crash put a bit of a wrinkle into the short-term outlook. Since then we’ve seen a ‘repairing of the chart’ and retest and failure of the underside trend-line of the long-term wedge, further confirmation of the breakdown in December.

This has the broader forces in favor of shorts and if the wedge is to fully play out then this will be the case for quite some time. With that in mind, looking for shorter-term bearish set-ups should put one in-line with the path of least resistance.

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AUDNZD Weekly Chart (Wedge broken, big-picture bias is lower)

AUDNZD weekly chart, wedge broken, big-picture bias is lower

NZD’s rip yesterday took out the corrective price action in AUDNZD we’d been discussing in recent webinars, also pushing it below most of the lows since December. Staying below the thicket of lows up to around 10470 keeps pressure on the pair in the near-term. It will be important for price to stay below this week’s high of 10546 to maintain a clean bearish bias. Initially, the first target will be the flash-crash low at 10192, but ultimately looking for a move to the 2015 low just above parity and worse.

AUDNZD Daily Chart (Near-term support breaking)

AUDNZD daily chart, near-term support breaking

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