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Coming up in the Asia-Pac session on Tuesday:


Corrective Bounce


Bearish Threat Following Friday’s Sell-Off


Finds Support Below The 50-Day EMA

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Some reassuring early feedback surrounding the severity of the Omicron coronavirus variant coupled with China's 50bp cut to the RRR lent support to AUD/USD Monday. The pair snapped its four-day losing streak as a result.

  • The latest RBA monetary policy decision headlines the domestic docket on Tuesday. Please see our full preview for more colour on the decision.
  • AUD/USD overnight implied volatility rose to levels not seen in two and a half months yesterday. It last sits at 13.19%, off Monday's high of 16.35%.
  • Australia's ANZ Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Confidence Index edged higher to 107.5 from 106.0, albeit accompanying commentary noted that "weekly inflation expectations rose a touch to 4.9%."
  • Looking ahead, local house price data will hit the wires today, before the RBA policy announcement. Elsewhere, RBA Gov Lowe will speak at Payments Summit on Thursday.