AUD/USD Forecast Fundamentals 25 May 2015
The AUD/USD closed at 0.78240 this week as the US dollar eased as markets hoped for the announcement of new stimulus from China. Otherwise markets are relatively quiet. Investors were waiting Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech on the U.S. economic outlook this Friday to get more clues about the timing of interest rates hike. Economic data out of the United States overnight proved slightly disappointing; with a measure of manufacturing activity falling to its weakest level since January 2014.
New claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose more than expected last week, but remain at a 15-year low, while existing home sales slowed in April.
The U.S. economy has shown signs of strength but its recovery has not been as robust as expected. Soft U.S. data released overnight – weaker-than-expected existing home sales, the manufacturing sector and U.S. Mid-Atlantic business activity – appeared to vindicate the Fed officials’ cautious policy stance. The Fed minutes suggested that a June interest rate hike was unlikely and that policymakers were worried about the outlook for the world´s top economy.
“Many participants” at the Fed policy meeting “thought it unlikely that the data available in June” would meet conditions required for a rate hike, the minutes said.
The board expressed concern about weak economic reports in the first quarter, although they were generally viewed as being caused by “transitory” factors, such as severe winter weather and a West Coast port strike that ended in late February.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis Forecast For 25 May 2015
As we analyze AUDUSD with 1 Hr chart, the Ichimoku indicator cloud limits 0.7885 and 0.7935 proofs continuation of down trend. Next week, moving below this limits may create more sellers in the market. For a trned change we should wait the parity gets over 0.7935, so traders to be in BUY positions should wait this level breaks. Currently 0.78 is the firs support to create a reversal. Sellers should watch this level.
Support And Resistance Levels Of AUD/USD for 25 May
Pivot : 0.7885
Support : 0.7800 – 0.7765
Resistance : 0.7830 – 0.7860 – 0.7885 – 0.7910
Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring for AUD/USD in trading forex:
Monday, May 25, 2015
|United States – Memorial Day|
|Switzerland – Pentecost Monday|
|United Kingdom – Late May Bank Holiday|
|JPY||Exports (YoY) (Apr)||8.5%|
|JPY||Trade Balance (Apr)||229B|
Government Bond Auctions
Date Time Country
May 22 09:03 Sweden Holds bond exchange auction
May 22 10:00 Norway Details bond auction on 27 May
May 25 09:03 Sweden Holds bond exchange auction
May 25 15:30 Italy Announces details of BTP/CCTeu on 28 May
May 26 09:03 Sweden Holds bond exchange auction
May 26 09:10 Italy Auctions CTZ/BTPei
May 26 17:00 US Auctions 2-year notes
May 27 09:15 Norway Holds bond auction
May 27 09:30 Germany Eur 2bn 2.5% Aug 2046 Bund
May 27 09:30 UK Auctions 0.125% 2058 I/L Gilt
May 27 16:00 US Auctions 2-year FRNs
May 27 17:00 US Auctions 5-year notes
May 28 09:10 Italy Auctions BTPs/CCTeus
May 28 09:10 Sweden Holds inflation-linked bond auction
May 28 17:00 US Auctions 7-year notes