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AUD/USD Presses 3-Month Highs on the Eve of Trump-Xi Meeting on Trade

November 30, 2018 12:07 PM
Of all the major currencies, the Australian dollar is perhaps the most sensitive to trends in global trade. The country’s commodity-centric economy and close ties with China mean that any slowdown in international business may be seen Down Under first.

AUD/USD: Does the Big Intraday Reversal Indicate a Near-Term Bottom?

October 26, 2018 2:41 PM
This morning’s US session started much in the same way as some of the previous days this week: with US stock indices opening deeply in the red. After a bounce back yesterday, risk sentiment was hurt by disappointing earnings reports from tech giants Amazon and Alphabet, and by 11:00 ET (15:00 GMT), the widely-watched Dow Jones Industrial Average was...

AUD/USD Showing Signs of a Potential Near-Term Top

September 27, 2018 1:59 PM
As my colleague Fawad Razaqzada noted earlier today, the US dollar has caught a bid today after traders reevaluated yesterday’s FOMC meeting and deemed it moderately hawkish.

AUD/USD: Bulls Pin Hopes on Economic Data Amidst Strong Bearish Trend

September 11, 2018 2:22 PM
Two weeks ago, we noted that AUD/USD was testing a 20-month low on a “perfect storm” of bearish news. With trade and geopolitical tensions still running high, concerns about mortgage rates and metal prices remaining elevated, and bond yields continuing to fall, the fundamental outlook for the Australian economy is little changed.

AUD/USD: Bearish Trend Still Dominates Ahead of AU Jobs

August 15, 2018 1:23 PM
The price action so far today is emblematic of a textbook “risk off” day: stocks are falling across the globe, oil is trading off by nearly 3%, bond yields are generally retreating, and the yen is the strongest performing major currency (though we would note that gold bugs still can’t seem to catch a break!).