AUD/JPY Drops Below 79.00, Eyes May Lows

AUD/JPY Drops Below 79.00, Eyes May Lows

23 May 2016, 18:56
Roberto Jacobs
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AUD/JPY Drops Below 79.00, Eyes May Lows

The Australian dollar is among the worst performers in the market on Monday and is falling particularly versus the Japanese yen. AUD/JPY is losing 80 pips and continues to move closer to May lows.

The pair managed to rise to 79.75during the Asian session but then turned again to the downside. On European hours broke below 79.00 (May 19 low) and weakened further from a technical perspective. Recently it reached a fresh daily low at 78.77 and it was trading around 78.83/90.

Bearish pressure rising

For the third trading day in a row, AUD/JPY has been unable to trade above 80.00 as downside pressure mounts. Price continues to move toward 78.60 (May 16 low) and below here attention would turn to 78.15/20 (May lows).

Despite trading far from 2016, today’s daily close could be the lowest in almost four years. The last time it ended around current levels or lower was back in June 2012.

AUD/JPY needs to rise and held above 80.50/60 to remove some bearish pressure. Above the next medium-term key resistance is seen around 86.50; a break higher could trigger a rally toward 90.00.


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