For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, the AUD rose 0.41% against the USD and closed at 0.7186.
LME Copper prices rose 1.2% or $75.5/MT to $6,475.0/MT. Aluminium prices climbed 1.0% or $16.0/MT to $1,687.0/MT.
In the Asian session, at GMT0300, the pair is trading at 0.7181, with the AUD trading 0.07% lower against the USD from yesterday’s close.
Overnight data showed that Australia’s building permits unexpectedly fell 4.9% on a monthly basis in June, defying market forecast for a rise of 1.5% and compared to a drop of 16.4% in the prior month.
The pair is expected to find support at 0.7160, and a fall through could take it to the next support level of 0.7138. The pair is expected to find its first resistance at 0.7200, and a rise through could take it to the next resistance level of 0.7218.
Moving forward, traders would keep a watch on Australia’s private sector credit demand for June and the producer price index for 2Q 2020, slated to release overnight.
The currency pair is showing convergence with its 20 Hr moving average and trading above its 50 Hr moving average.