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Gold, ASX 200 Analysis: BOC and RBA hikes forces gold lower on Fed bets

A surprise hike by the BOC (and RBA earlier this week) saw tech stocks and gold fall but support yields as traders reconsidered the potential for the Fed to hike next week.


AUD/USD, ASX 200 analysis: AUD perks up ahead of RBA cash rate decision

Soft US economic data all but cements a Fed pause at their next meeting, helping to support AUD/USD ahead of today's RBA meeting (which has the potential to be live).

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WTI, ASX 200, AUDJPY analysis: Oil prices gap higher on Saudi cuts

Oil prices gapped higher at the Asian open following the weekend's news that Saudi Arabia are to cut oil production by 10% from July, whilst improved appetite for risk helped the ASX 200 and AUD/JPY rally on Friday.


AUD/USD, ASX 200 Analysis: Are the swing lows in for AUD/USD and the ASX?

A weaker USD has allowed the AUD/USD to recoup recent losses, whilst reduced bets of a Fed hike and a debt-ceiling deal with the Senate could be supportive of the ASX 200.


Gold, ASX 200 Analysis: Morning Brief - 1st June 2023

Gold had an underwhelming finish to the month of May to say the least, closing at the low of the month. Yet gold continues to show signs that its hopes are perking up.

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May 31, 2023 06:55 PM

AUD/USD, ASX 200 Analysis: Market Brief - 30th May 2023

Whilst the ASX posted a strong gain yesterday, it seems the debt-ceiling deal has been priced in, and AUD/USD may have risen for a second day but we're seeking a swing trade short opportunity.


Gold , ASX 200 Analysis: Morning brief - 29th May 2023

Wall Street posted a strong rally on Friday on reports that the debt ceiling is on track to be raised, yet gold managed to hold above key support levels and sits at a potential inflection point.

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May 28, 2023 06:53 PM

Australian households played a classic spread trade in December

Household spending continues to rise in Australia but at a slower pace, as one would expect with aggressive rate hikes. But one pattern in particular jumps out from December’s data.

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February 13, 2023 08:49 PM

The RBA are expected to hike by 25bp tomorrow

Whilst money markets favour a 25bp hike tomorrow, we shouldn’t discount the potential for a 15bp or even a 50bp hike.


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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ASX200 Afternoon Report July 26th 2022

The ASX200 trades 22 points higher at 6812 at 2.55 pm Sydney time, ahead of tomorrow's release of earnings from Microsoft and Alphabet as well as Australian Q2 inflation data.

July 26, 2022 01:57 AM

Keep an eye on AUD/JPY with sentiment on the back ropes

It was a volatile session for investors overnight which saw US indices trade sharply lower, with AUD/JPY showing the potential for a swing high.

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Tech stocks leads Wall Street lower, Gold reclaims 1900

The Nasdaq fell nearly -4% yesterday during its worst session since September 2020, yet gold held key support and reclaimed the 1900 handle (just).

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April 26, 2022 07:06 PM
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Gold falls below $1900 as DXY rallies to a 25-month high

It was another rough day for commodities and commodity currencies which buckled under the pressure of a strong dollar, due to global growth concerns and a hawkish Fed.

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April 25, 2022 06:37 PM
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Asian Open: The Fed’s Bullard calls for rates to be at 3.5% by year end

The US dollar was broadly higher overnight as the Fed’s Bullard laid out a path for 50-bos hikes at each remaining Fed meeting this year.

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DXY rallies for a 6th day (rare), potential bull flag on GBP/AUD

It’s been a decent week for the dollar, but there is the potential for mean reversion as we head towards the weekend with 100 resistance looming.

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April 7, 2022 06:46 PM
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AUD/USD probes the October higher ahead of RBA

Whether RBA will surprise us with a vaguely interesting meeting today or not is yet to be seen, but the fact that the Aussie sits at a pivotal level should be noted.

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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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Russia to demand rubles for their oil, gold set to breakout?

US indices pulled back from their highs overnight as bond yields continued to scream higher as Fed officials maintained their hawkish rhetoric.

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Best day for AUD in 13-months, gold hints at swing low

It was a volatile session around the FOMC meeting but after the press conference, commodities and therefore commodity currencies rallied into the close.

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Asian Open: Wall Street posts late-stage gains after turbulent start

The minor gains on Wall Street may not look like much initially, but they become more impressive when compared to their initial losses of around -5%.