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AUD Starts Week Soft on Construction Data, Trade Talks Worries

The Australian dollar declined against most other major currencies today. Both domestic macroeconomic data and the general risk-off market sentiment were dragging the currency down. The risk sentiment suffered due to renewed concerns about the Sino-US trade talks.

Australian Dollar Continues to Recover Despite Retail Sales Miss

The Australian dollar extended its bounce today, gaining against most major currencies with the exception of the Swiss franc. While the rebound was not enough to erase this week’s losses, it gives the Aussie a chance to avoid ending the week as the weakest currency. As for Australia’s macroeconomic data, it was mixed today, with the housing market recovering but retail sales missing expectations.

Aussie Mixed amid Negative Fundamentals

It looked like all fundamentals were negative for the Australian dollar today. That included the disappointing growth of private sector credit, the dovish monetary policy outlook, and the market sentiment that was unfavorable for riskier currencies. Yet surprisingly, the Aussie did not perform that bad considering all the negative factors. While it fell against some major rivals, the currency managed to gain on others.

Swiss Franc Soft After Economic Growth Outlook Downgrade

The Swiss franc was very soft today after the downgrade of Switzerland’s economic growth outlook. The Swissie fell against major rivals and lost earlier gains versus commodity currencies.

Aussie Rallies on Trade Surplus, News About US-China Trade Talks

The Australian dollar rallied today against its major rivals. While decent macroeconomic data provided some help to the currency, the main contributor to the rally were the latest developments in the US-China trade conflict.

Australian Dollar Rises After GDP & Services PMI Reports

The Australia dollar gained today after Australia’s economic growth matched expectations and the services sector returned to expansion.

Australian Dollar Firm After RBA Holds Rates

The Australian dollar was firm today after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept interest rates unchanged and showed no signs of turning more dovish than it already was. Australia’s economic data was mixed, not giving the Aussie a reason to go in any specific direction.

Aussie Rallies After RBA Cuts Interest Rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates today. Yet the Australian dollar did not react to the news in the expected manner, rising after the event, not falling.

Aussie Mixed After Poor Domestic Macroeconomic Data

The Australian dollar was mixed today, falling against some currencies, staying flat against others, but also managing to gain on the Swiss franc. Domestic macroeconomic reports released over the trading session were detrimental to the currency.

Aussie Tanks, Driven Down by Prospects for Interest Rate Cut

The Australian dollar sank today after the central bank signaled that it may cut interest rates at its next monetary policy meeting. While market participants were already expecting a rate cut in the near future, the confirmation of the dovish outlook still hurt the currency.

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