From a technical standpoint, a hammer candlestick pattern has formed on the daily time frame right on the 1.0150 support level. This indicates that the recent selloff, which was mostly a result of pricing in rate cut expectations, is already over and about to reverse. Right after the rate statement, the pair jumped back above the 1.0200 level and appears ready to trade even higher.
A bullish divergence has also materialized on the daily chart as the price made lower lows, while stochastic made higher lows. Now that stochastic is moving out of the oversold area, Aussie bulls could push the pair right back up to the top of the long-term range around 1.0600.
Going long at 1.0250 until 1.0600 with a stop below the 1.0150 level would be a 3.5-to-1 reward-to-risk ratio.
By Kate Curtis from Trader’s Way