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August 12, 2021

Daily Asia-London Sessions Watchlist: GBP/AUD

 The forex calendar is heavy with economic updates from both Australia and the U.K. today, which makes the ranging price action in GBP/AUD one to watch for a potential short-term play.

Before moving on, ICYMI, today’s Daily U.S. Session Watchlist looked at USD/JPY as it was making new highs, so be sure to check that out to see if there is still a potential play!

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Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Economic Calendar

Japan PPI at 11:50 pm GMT

Australia Consumer Inflation Expectations at 1:00 am GMT

Australia New Home Sales at 4:00 am GMT (Aug. 12)

U.K. Trade Balance, GDP, Manufacturing Production at 6:00 am GMT (Aug. 12)

Italy Trade Balance at 8:00 am GMT (Aug. 12)

Euro Area Industrial Production at 9:00 am GMT (Aug. 12)

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What to Watch: GBP/AUD

Over the past couple of weeks, GBP/AUD has been trading sideways, steadily finding sellers just above the 1.8900 handle and buyers right around the 1.8780 handle.

Currently, the market is retesting the bottom of that range, and it looks like buyers could be back in control as technical signals start to show that the longer-term trend higher ain’t changing anytime soon. On the one hour chart above, we’ve got a bullish divergence pattern forming as the market retests 1.8780, and all we’ve got to wait for now is bullish reversal patterns to emerge.

But all of that is likely to depend on a somewhat heavy calendar ahead for both the Australian dollar and British pound. New home sales and consumer inflation expectations are strong economic indicators to watch from Australia, while from the U.K., we’ve got potentially sentiment hitting events like GDP, trade balance, and manufacturing/industrial production data.

With the market in a longer-term uptrend and the U.K. steadily recovering from the pandemic at the moment, we’re looking out for a bullish setup on the pair if 1.8800 holds as support and we see better-than-expected U.K. results against a disappointing round of updates from Australia.

With a daily Average True Range of around 100 pips, traders could take the market back to the 1.8900 handle within a session or two, especially if broad risk sentiment leans negative, usually favoring Sterling over the Aussie in that environment.