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Australian Dollar Gets Boost from Market Sentiment & Retail Sales

The Australian dollar together with its New Zealand counterpart were the strongest currencies on the Forex markets today thanks to the positive market sentiment. The Aussie got an additional boost from good domestic macroeconomic data as retail sales rose much more than was expected.

Australian Dollar Mixed After Positive Australian Data, Disappointing Chinese Reports

The Australian dollar gained on other commodity currencies but was mixed against other most-traded peers today. The market sentiment was calm and domestic macroeconomic data was helpful to the Aussie. But economic reports in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, were not particularly impressive, weighing on the Aussie a bit.

Australian Dollar Rebounds as Market Sentiment Calms Down

The Australian dollar fell intraday amid risk aversion caused by Iran’s missile attack on US military bases. But by now, the Aussie has managed to recover as investors continued to hope that the conflict will not result in a full-blown war. Currently, the Australian currency is trading about flat against most of its peers, though managed to gain on the euro and the Japanese yen. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, but building permits, […]

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.

Australian Dollar Surges Despite Wednesday’s Underwhelming Data

The Australian dollar surged against other most-traded currencies today. With Wednesday’s domestic macroeconomic data being negative, it is hard to tell what the reason for the sharp rally was. One of the possible factors boosting the Aussie were hopes for a delay of US tariffs on Chinese goods that should kick in on December 15.

Australian Dollar Rallies, Ignoring Negative Domestic Data

The Australian dollar was trading mostly higher against its major rivals today. With no clarity as to whether the United States and China will be able to reach a trade deal before the December 15 deadline, it is hard to say what drove the Aussie higher. Domestic macroeconomic data was certainly not the reason for the good performance as the latest reports were rather bad.

Australian Dollar Weak After GDP Miss

The Australian dollar was weak today due to uncertainty surrounding the US-China trade deal as well as the slower-than-expected economic growth in Australia. Losses were limited, though, thanks to the positive report from China, Australia’s biggest trading partner.

Aussie Trades Lower on Poor Data, Risk Aversion

The Australian dollar was trading generally lower today due to an unexpected drop of private capital expenditure last week. Released at the start of Thursday’s trading session, a report on construction work done showed a decline as well, but it was not as big as experts had feared. The Forex market was in a risk-off mode after US President Donald Trump officially supported Hong Kong protesters, and that also had a negative impact […]

Australian Dollar Sinks After Extremely Poor Employment Data

The Australian dollar fell sharply against all of its most-traded rivals today after employment data came out much worse than was expected. Analysts argued that the negative data bolstered the case for the Reserve Bank of Australia to lower interest rates to new record lows. Disappointing macroeconomic indicators in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, weakened the currency further.

Australian Dollar Weak Despite Decent Data

The Australian dollar declined against other most-traded currencies today even though domestic macroeconomic data was decent and should have supported the Aussie. The probable reason for the currency’s decline was a disappointment in the speech of US President Donald Trump, who did not reveal any news about progress in the US-China trade negotiations.

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