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Australia’s retail snails weigh on December's trade figures (again)

Australia’s retail sales were down a lot more than expected in December, suggesting much of the hype had died over the Black Friday Sales and Cyber Sales Monday in November.

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January 31, 2023 02:03 AM
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AU inflation – a report to match Australia’s (hot) weather

There’s no escaping the fact that Australian inflation continues to point the wrong way for the RBA and consumers alike. And today’s report should quickly eradicate hopes of an RBA pause in February.

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Australia data provides AUD/NZD pump

If AUD/NZD can break above the top of its current flag pattern, it may be on its way to the flag target above 1.1000.

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January 11, 2023 08:30 PM

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AUD/NZD breakout?

As long as AUD/NZD is below 1.0860 (the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level) the bounce is shallow.

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December 21, 2022 07:33 PM
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RBA hike rates by 25bp, more hikes to follow

The RBA used the last meeting of the year to hike interest rates by another 25bp – its eighth hike in as many meetings.

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December 6, 2022 04:25 AM
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The Consensus Calls for the RBNZ to hike by 75bp tomorrow

If the RBNZ hike by 75bp tomorrow in line with the consensus, it will be their first hike of this magnitude on record.

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November 22, 2022 02:15 AM
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“Less Hawkish” RBA weighs on AUD/NZD

With the RBA only hiking rates by 25bps at each of the last two meetings, the RBNZ is the more hawkish of the two central banks.

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November 1, 2022 03:05 PM
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Australian inflation is the latest ‘hot beat’ on the dancefloor

Economic data beats are usually a good thing, unless it is in the guise of much higher than expected (and already elevated) inflation.

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October 26, 2022 04:47 AM
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Australian inflation is the latest ‘hot beat’ on the dancefloor

Economic data beats are usually a good thing, unless it is in the guise of much higher than expected (and already elevated) inflation.

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October 26, 2022 04:47 AM
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The RBNZ hiked by 50bp – but a 75bp hike was considered

The RBNZ hiked for an eight consecutive meeting to take interest rates to 3.5%.

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The RBNZ hiked by 50bp – but a 75bp hike was considered

The RBNZ hiked for an eight consecutive meeting to take interest rates to 3.5%.

NZ business sentiment is less dire, RBNZ hint at rate cycle high

Business sentiment is not as pessimistic as it recently was, and RBNZ governor Orr described the central bank’s tightening cycle as ‘very mature’.

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Antipodean double header next test for AUDNZD

With the dust still settling on last night’s red-hot U.S inflation data, attention locally will turn to an Antipodean doubleheader tomorrow in the shape of Q2 NZ GDP and the Australian August labour force report.

September 14, 2022 07:43 AM
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Is the Kiwi ready to outperform the Aussie? AUD/NZD

Though the RBA hiked rates 50bps, it also served up a less hawkish statement than expected at its August meeting, causing Aussie to come off.

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August 2, 2022 04:19 PM
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Thumping AU jobs report supports further gains for AUDNZD

Good news today for the Australian economy as the employment report for June stunned with across-the-board strength.

July 14, 2022 04:41 AM
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AU Q1 2022 GDP beats forecasts and frames further gains for AUDNZD

As the release of the final partials yesterday warned, Australian Q1 2022 Australian GDP has beaten expectations, rising by a solid 0.8% QoQ and 3.3% YoY, despite the impact of Omicron and the devastating rains and floods that hit the East Coast.

June 1, 2022 03:30 AM
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AUD/NZD technical breakout on RBA rate hike

The RBA’s surprise hike caught AUD/NZD traders with their guard down. As a result, the pair traded to its highest level since August 2018.

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May 3, 2022 03:12 PM

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Asian Open: Equities rally on peace talks, NZ business outlook up next

European and US indices were broadly higher as peace talks moved in the right direction. Today we’re watching AUD/NZD for today’s NZ Business Outlook report.

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Asian Open: Sanctions arrive on the scene, RBNZ up next

The US unleashed new sanctions against Russian elites and two banks, whilst EU, Germany and the UK announced their own financial burdens.

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February 22, 2022 09:41 PM
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Asian Open: AUD/NZD breaks trend support, China’s LPR at 12:15

Despite NZD and AUD being the strongest majors last week, the AUD/NZD cross dropped a couple of clues it may try to correct below a key resistance level.

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February 20, 2022 09:59 PM
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Asian Open: Meta gets Zucker punched, AUD/NZD eyes 1.0800

Despite a positive close for Wall Street, US futures are now trading lower after a dire earnings report from Meta.

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NZ jobs preview and AUDNZD trade idea update

A public holiday in New Zealand yesterday for the Auckland Anniversary Day, enabling local traders a chance to catch their breath after a busy few weeks.

February 1, 2022 01:55 AM
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Asian Open: Wall Street rallies into month end, AUD/NZD firm pre-RBA

After 5-day of choppy yet sideways trading on Wall Street, momentum finally tipped its hand with a broad rally for US indices.