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NEW YORK (

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This leaves the 1.0677 level, AUD-USD's Aug. 3 low, as the next upside target, with a cut through there paving the way for a push toward 1.0778, the currency pair's Aug. 4 high.

Further out, resistance sits at 1.1004, AUD-USD's Aug. 2 high.

The currency pair's weekly relative strength index (RSI) is bullish and pointing higher, suggesting further gains.

On the downside, initial support comes in at the 1.0598 level.

Other support levels are located at 1.0313 and 0.9926, the pair's Aug. 9 high.

Further down, support lies at 0.9800 followed by 0.9722, representing its long-term rising trend line dating back to March 2009.

-- Written by Mohammed Isah

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Mohammed Isah is a technical strategist and head of research at FXTechstrategy.com, a technical-research Web site. He has been trading and analyzing the foreign exchange market for the past seven years. He formerly traded stocks before crossing over to the forex market, where he worked for FXInstructor LLC as a technical analyst and head of research before joining FXTechstrategy.com. He has written extensively on the forex market and technical analysis and his articles have been featured in The Technical Analyst Magazine, The Forex Journal Magazine, The International Business Times and FXstreet.com. At FXTechstrategy.com, he writes daily, weekly and long-term technical commentaries on currencies and commodities, which are offered to its clients. He also produces

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