The AUD/USD rebound following the 2019 currency market flash-crash has been capped by the 200-Day SMA (0.6909), with the exchange rate staging multiple failed attempts to break/close above the moving average throughout the year.
AUD/USD Daily Chart (Chart 1)
The behavior looks poised to persist in 2020 as a similar scenario takes shape in December. Keep in mind, the negative slope in the simple moving average dates to 2018 when AUD/USD carved a double top formation between September 2017 and January 2018.
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