Market Update – 13th July 2016 – Markets Grind Higher But Fail At Key Levels Of Resistance

Equity markets and commodities led by iron ore grinded higher overnight and yesterday as positive market sentiment boosted risk assets once again, however key resistance levels are proving tough to break for some other asset classes – at least from a charting perspective. More specifically AUD/USD failed around 0.7650 which was achieved just before Brexit results, while the ASX 200 (probably the key local stock market indice) appears to again run out of steam at 5,400 – we’ve had a go at 5,400 on about 6 occasions since early May. Looking at AUD/GBP we’re starting to see a bit of GBP fight with the currency pair falling about 2% since briefly touching 0.5850.

Ahead today? Not a great deal, with only Chinese Trade Balance figures due around lunchtime and Canadian interest rates around midnight.

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CNY – Trade Balance Figures

CAD – Interest Rate Announcement at midnight


AUD/USD – 0.7613

AUD/GBP – 0.5745

AUD/EUR – 0.6883

AUD/NZD – 1.0443

AUD/JPY – 79.768

***Above rates are indiciative wholesale rates and intended as a quide only***

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Patrick Downes

Senior Corporate FX Dealer

 Compass Markets

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