Market Opportunities - 21/03/2019

21 March, 2019

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AUD/USD downtrend opportunity based On 1.00 Lot Calculation:

The Australian dollar should be expected to remain under negative pressure as the bigger economic picture in Australia still points to a possible interest rate cut in 2019 by the Reserve Bank of Australia. Domestic activity slowed sharply in the second half of last year, figures released in early March showed, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP Q4) rising 0.2% in the December quarter following a sub-par 0.3% in the previous three-month period. Annual GDP rose 2.3%, which is the slowest pace since mid-2017 and confounding expectations for a 2.5% increase. The pressure increased further as home prices continued to decline and household debt continued to rise. According to Reuters, an accelerating decline in Sydney and Melbourne home prices has eaten into consumer wealth at a time when they hold record levels of mortgage debt.

In the US, data on Thursday (March 21) reported much better than expected Philadelphia Fed manufacturing Index figures (13.7 vs. 4.6), which could support the US dollar.

AUD/USD, March 21, 2019
Pivot point: 0.71300



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Example of calculation base on weekly trend direction for 1.00 Lot*

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Resistance 3

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Resistance 1

Support 1

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Support 3

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* 1.00 lot is equivalent of 100,000 units
** Calculations for exchange rate used as of 14:19 GMT 21/3/2019
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