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Australian Dollar Trades Weakest on Monday

The Australian dollar was the weakest currency on the Forex market during the current trading session, falling against all other most-traded rivals. The most likely reason for that was the persisting fears of trade wars between the United States and their trading partners. Macroeconomic releases on the weekend and Monday were mixed, giving the currency no reason to go in one direction or the other.

AUD Touches Lowest Since May 2017 vs. USD

The Australian dollar dropped against other most-traded currencies today, reaching the lowest level in more than a year against the US dollar. The Aussie fell following the surge of risk aversion, mixed domestic macroeconomic data, and the release of the central bank’s policy meeting.

Australian Dollar Lower on Risk Aversion, Economic Data

The Australian dollar was extremely soft against other most-traded currencies, with the notable exception of the euro, as the unexpectedly dovish policy statement of the European Central Bank as well as the threat of the US-China trade war put the market into the risk-off mode. Macroeconomic data in Australia and Australia’s biggest trading partner, China, hurt the Aussie as well.

Australian Dollar Gains As Consumer Sentiment Improves

The Australian dollar rose against most of its major rivals, though not against the euro, after Australia’s consumer sentiment improved. The gains were limited, though, as the central bank’s head confirmed that an interest rate hike is unlikely in the near future.

Australian Dollar Rallies After Positive GDP Print

The Australian dollar gained on most of its major peers today after a report showed that Australia’s economy was growing faster than expected last quarter.

Australian Dollar Lower After RBA, Macroeconomic Data

The Australian dollar retreated against its most-traded peers today after the monetary policy meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Mixed macroeconomic data did not provide support to the currency.

Aussie Ignores Interest Rate Forecast As Threat of Trade Wars Wanes

National Australia Bank pushed its forecast of an interest rate hike from 2018 to mid-2019. Yet that did not prevent a rally of the Australian dollar, caused by signs of waning trade tensions between the United States and China.

Aussie Rallies After Mixed Employment Data, Struggles to Keep Gains

The Australian dollar attempted to rally intraday but has trimmed its gains against most major rivals by now and lost them versus the US dollar entirely. The rally followed employment data, which actually was somewhat mixed.

Australian Dollar Stable After RBA Minutes & China’s Data

The Australian dollar was rather stable today, rising against some rivals and falling versus others, but only just a little bit. Fundamentals were somewhat mixed, giving the currency no help in finding direction. Among important events during the current trading session were the policy minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia and China’s macroeconomic releases.

Australian Dollar Tanks After Disappointing Retail Sales

The Australian dollar slumped against all major currencies today, falling to the lowest level since June 2017 against the US dollar, after nation’s retail sales unexpectedly halted growth in March. Rising imports in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, did little to support the currency.

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