AUD/USD Forex Signal - 4 February 2019

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Last Thursday’s signals were not triggered, as none of the key levels were ever reached.

Today’s AUD/USD Signals

Risk 0.75%.

Trades must be taken between 8am New York time and 5pm Tokyo time today only.

Long Trades

  • Long entry following some bullish price action on the H1 time frame immediately upon the next touch of 0.7175.

  • Place the stop loss 1 pip below the local swing low.

  • Adjust the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Remove 50% of the position as profit when the trade is 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to ride.

Short Trade

  • Short entry following some bearish price action on the H1 time frame immediately upon the next touch of 0.7347.

  • Place the stop loss 1 pip above the local swing high.

  • Adjust the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Remove 50% of the position as profit when the trade is 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to ride.

The best method to identify a classic “price action reversal” is for an hourly candle to close, such as a pin bar, a doji, an outside or even just an engulfing candle with a higher close. You can exploit these levels or zones by watching the price action that occurs at the given levels.

AUD/USD Analysis

I wrote last Thursday that it was significant that the dovish impact of the FOMC release yesterday produced the strongest relative falls in the value of the USD against the AUD and the NZD. This was a bullish sign and I thought it looked likely that we would see still higher prices, but I was doubtful that it would carry much further. This was a good fall as the price rose by another 25 pips or so before selling off. The USD has continued to recover, and we have seen a higher support level invalidated here as the price grinds down. Bears have a very slight edge, but it seems as if the price is beginning to consolidate. I have no directional bias and it is quite likely little will happen here until the key AUD release due later, during the Asian session, which might push the price anywhere. The only likely opportunity I see here would be a spike down to the support at 0.7175 following a bad release, which should produce a quick bullish bounce, so that would probably just be a scalp.

There is no long-term trend here.AUDUSDThere is nothing of high importance due today regarding the USD. Concerning the AUD, there will be a release of Retail Sales data at 12:30am London time followed by the RBA Rate Statement at 3:30am.

Adam is a Forex trader who has worked within financial markets for over 12 years, including 6 years with Merrill Lynch. He is certified in Fund Management and Investment Management by the U.K. Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.