The US currency has fallen against major currencies, which has consequently led the EUR/USD exchange rate to the highest level since September 24 and exceeding 1.1000. The weakening of the dollar is clearly visible on currencies such as the Australian dollar and the New Zealand dollar. The main reason for the mentioned above changes is to be the progress of the US and Chinese trade talks.
According to the Bloomberg news agency, the White House intends to implement a previously agreed currency pact with China under a partial trade agreement, as a result of which the tariff increase planned for next week may be suspended. Investors also reacted to the New York Times report that US President Donald Trump will soon release licenses allowing US companies to supply Huawei with certain groups of goods.
Chinese and US negotiators are due to start meeting again in Washington on Thursday in the last round of talks to conclude a trade agreement or some part of it. If no agreement is reached, the trade war could be exacerbated even more because the US plans to increase tariffs on Chinese products as early as on October 15, and then to the European Union on October 18. If this had happened, the slowdown in the global economy would have deepened considerably, but for now investors are counting on a positive conclusion of the current talks.
AUD/USD weekly chart. Source: Conotoxia trading platform
If, in fact, trade talks end with even the smallest success that Trump should care about, because the American industry is already experiencing the effects of a trade war, then one of the most interesting currency pairs seems to be the AUD/USD pair. The chart shows a four-time support test of 0.6686 and hammer candlestick pattern from last week. If the support is defended, the pair could rise at least to the line drawn through the tops, where we can spot the first significant resistance.
Daniel Kostecki, Chief Analyst Conotoxia Ltd.
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