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AUD/JPY – Range trading continues
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  • AUD/JPY mildly bid above 88.00.
  • AUD relatively resilient against USD.
  • But 88.50-87.70 range still intact.

Currently, AUD/JPY is up 0.14 percent at $88.07, largely due to an uptick in the USD/JPY pair and a flat AUD/USD pair.

The USD/JPY pair is up 0.13 percent seemingly due to the Fed’s upward revision of the inflation outlook. Meanwhile, the Aussie dollar is relatively resilient, despite a big drop in the building permits (reported earlier today). Thus, the AUD / JPY cross is mildly bid in Asia.

That said, the trading range of 88.50-87.70 is still intact. Considering the double top formation around 89.00, the pair will likely end the trading range with a downside break.

AUD/JPY Technical Levels

A close above 88.50 (upper end of the trading range) would open up upside towards 89.00 (established as strong resistance by multiple daily highs). A violation there could yield 90.30 (Sep. 21 high). On the other hand, a break below 87.70 (lower end of the range) would expose support at 87.46 (Jan. 30 low) and 87.34 (100-day MA).

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