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Aussie Flat After Economic Data from China & Australia

The Australian dollar was trading sideways during Friday’s session as traders have paused sell-off of riskier currencies but remained cautious of the spreading coronavirus in China and its potential impact on the global economy. Australian domestic macroeconomic data was in line with expectations, and some of China’s reports were positive. While that provided a short-term boost to the Aussie, it did not last long.

Swiss Franc Rallies on Slew of Bad News, Loses Gains Later

The Swiss franc rallied today amid the negative sentiment among investors. The franc is considered a safe currency, meaning that traders prefer to buy it in times of fear and uncertainty. And on Tuesday, there were plenty of news to spook speculators. Currently, though, the Swissie has lost its gains against most other rivals.

Australian Dollar Extends Rally Caused by Stellar Employment Data

The Australian dollar continued to rise today following yesterday’s rally. The rally was a result of a very positive employment report that showed a bigger-than-expected employment growth and an unexpected drop of the unemployment rate.

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.

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