February 9, 2018
Australian dollar rate slips in 2018

Australian Dollar Slips as Future Interest Rate Rises Are Talked Down

Whilst markets and investors hadn’t anticipated an Australian interest rise this month many had felt that Australia’s economic outlook had been looking healthier and therefore anticipated a slightly more up beat rhetoric from the Governor of the reserve bank of Australia, Philip Lowe. Instead, his speech became one of the mixed signals which saw the […]
November 13, 2017
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AUD/USD Weakens as RBA Leaves Rates Unchanged

The AUD/USD slipped this week following the Reserve Banks of Australia’s unsurprising decision to leave Australian Interest rates on hold at 1.5%. Rates have remained static since the last August 2016 when rates were cut from 1.75% Phillip Lowe the Governor of Th Reserve Bank of Australia delivered his thoughts on both global economic improvements […]
August 7, 2017
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US Non-Farms Smashes Target Giving Some Much-Needed Dollar Strength

With the constant political uncertainty surrounding the US, the Dollar regardless of its positive data has struggled to exploit any positive news, however this changed following the release of July’s Non-Farm Payrolls allowing some much-needed Dollar strength. US Non-Farms Beat Expectation The Non-Farms number provided the USD with a much-needed shot in the arm following […]
July 23, 2017
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AUD/USD Exchange Rate Reaches Two Year High Following Upbeat RBA meeting

The Australian Dollar flew to a two year high against the USD following the July’s RBA minutes.  Although interest rates were left untouched at 1.5% the general rhetoric combined with more US policy uncertainty saw AUD/USD Exchange Rates to a Two-Year High. Amongst many points of optimism was the RBA’s general view of the economy, […]
June 8, 2017
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AUD/USD Hits 6-Week High Following Key Data Releases

This week provided a batch of key data releases for the Australian dollar providing AUD/USD volatility. These included a statement from the Reserve bank of Australia, quarterly GDP figures and Australian trade balance. Reserve Bank of Australia – Cash Rate Decision As expected the Reserve Bank of Australia kept cash or interest rates at 1.5%. […]