AUDUSD drops nearly 50 pips even after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) matches expectations of announcing a 0.25% rate hike. In doing so, the Aussie pair extends the previous day’s pullback from the 100-day SMA while poking a five-month-old horizontal support. It’s worth noting that the RSI (14) line’s retreat from the nearly overbought territory also suggests the quote’s further declines past the multi-month-old horizontal support surrounding 0.6460. In that case, the 50-SMA support of 0.6390 will act as the final defense of the buyers before dragging the pair toward a one-month-old horizontal support zone nearing 0.6290 and then to the yearly bottom of 0.6270.
On the contrary, the AUDUSD’s corrective bounce off the immediate horizontal support of near 0.6460 will need validation from the 100-SMA level of 0.6500 to convince the bulls. Even so, the monthly high of around 0.6525 and June’s low close to 0.6600 will challenge the Aussie pair’s upside. In a case where the quote remains firmer past 0.6600, a nine-month-old falling resistance line near the 0.6700 round figure and the late July swing high of around 0.6740 will be on the buyer’s radar.
Overall, the AUDUSD pair’s latest decline shows the market’s lack of belief in the RBA’s hawkish move, which in turn joins the bearish signals to keep the sellers hopeful.