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Commodity chart of the day

Daily Aussie dollar

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A weakening dollar in response to improved risk appetite has contributed to some recent strength in a number of commodities. As commodities go as does the Australian dollar. In the last 2 months prices have appreciated 3.5% to trade up near the trend line that has been established the last 6 months identified by the horizontal red line on the chart above.

I am speculating that commodities will back off in the short run and therefore we should see some pressure in the Aussie. We would get confirmation on a move lower once the 20 day MA is penetrated identified by the dark blue line. Do I think we trade to the lower horizontal trend line and do a full retracement? No, but we should see enough movement for at least a trade. Be willing to cut losses on a fresh high - even a 50% retracement the risk/reward dynamic is 2:1. Playing futures, my advice is the December contact looking to be out of the trade by this time week and with options going out to March.

One thing to consider is that we have a RBA meeting next week though I expect no action. The only surprise could be a reduction from the current 3.25%.

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Source: Commodity Chart Of The Day: Aussie Dollar Pressures Commodities