Fundamental Analysis of AUD/JPY for February 16, 2018

AUD/JPY is currently residing at the edge of 84.50 where the price is struggling to proceed lower under extremely volatile circumstances. AUD has been quite mixed amid recent economic reports which made the currency lose momentum against JPY. However, JPY could not sustain the constant bearish pressure since it bounced off the 89.00 resistance area. Today, Reserve Bank of Australia's Governor Lowe spoke about the recent economic developments including a decrease in the Unemployment Rate while addressing the inflation issue which is running under 2% and minor growth of Household Income as expected. The neutral statement from Governor Philip Lowe pushed the market into indecision whereas JPY amid recent mixed economic reports gained ground against AUD quite well. Recently, Japan's Revised Industrial Production report was published with an increase to 2.9% which was expected to be unchanged at 2.7% and Prelim GDP report showed a significant decrease to 0.1% from the previous value of 0.6% which was expected to be at 0.2%. So amid mixed economic reports, JPY has been the dominant currency in the pair while AUD is struggling with certain indecision and worse economic reports. To sum up, JPY is expected to gain further momentum in the pair until AUD comes up with a positive economic report or event to support its gains in the coming days.

Now let us look at the technical chart. The price is currently residing below 84.50 price area from where it is expected to proceed lower towards 82.00 support area. Certain correction can be observed along the way towards 82.00 support area. As the price remains below 85.50 which is the recent lower high, the price is expected to follow the bearish bias.

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