The Australian Dollar (AUD) inched lower against the US Dollar (USD) on Wednesday August 23, decreasing the price of AUDUSD to less than 0.7900 following some key economic releases. The technical bias shall remain bullish because of a higher high in the ongoing upside move.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis
As of this writing, the pair is being traded around 0.7889. A support can be noted around 0.7879, an immediate horizontal support ahead of 0.7400, the psychological number and then 0.7389, another trendline support as demonstrated in the given below chart.
On the upside, a hurdle can be noted near 0.7985, an immediate horizontal resistance level ahead of 0.8000, the psychological level and then 0.8049, the high of the last major upside rally as demonstrated in the given above chart. The technical bias shall remain bullish as long as the 0.7389 support area is intact.
US Housing Price Index
U.S. house prices rose 1.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). House prices rose 6.6 percent from the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017. FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for June was up 0.1 percent from May.
The HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. FHFA has produced a video of highlights for this quarter.
Considering the overall technical and fundamental outlook, selling the pair around current levels may be a good strategy in short to medium term.