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Australian Dollar Follows Other Commodity Currencies in Decline, Tries to Rebound

The Australian dollar fell today together with other commodity currencies as investors were more interested in safer currencies, like the US dollar and the Japanese yen (but not the Swiss franc). That suggests that markets were in a risk-off mode, and the decline of European stocks during Monday’s trading session also implied that it was the case. The Aussie was attempting to rebound, getting support from better-than-expected macroeconomic releases in Australia […]

Aussie Strongest Despite Surprise Drop in China’s Services PMI

The market sentiment remained favorable for commodity currencies, allowing them to maintain a rally. The Australian dollar was the strongest among them, rising against all other most-traded currencies. The Aussie managed to rally even after macroeconomic data showed slower-than-expected expansion of the services industry in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner. Meanwhile, the rally of crude oil prices was helping commodity currencies, especially those of oil-producing countries.

Australian Dollar Starts Year on Strong Footing

The Australian dollar traded mostly higher against its most-traded rivals on the back of the positive market sentiment. Traders looked into the future with optimism thanks to expectations of coronavirus vaccine rollouts and the subsequent recovery of the global economy. A manufacturing report for China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, missed expectations but it did not seem to have a material impact on markets, perhaps because the data was not outright bad.

Australian Dollar Strongest as Markets Favor Riskier Currencies

The Australian dollar was the strongest currency on the Forex market today as the sentiment was favoring riskier currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was supportive of Australia’s currency.

Good Retail Sales Report Fails to Boost Aussie

The Australian dollar was weak today, falling against all other most-traded currencies. That is despite domestic macroeconomic data that beat expectations.

Australian Dollar Stable After Economic Releases in Australia & China

The Australian dollar remained stable after macroeconomic releases in Australia as well as Australia’s biggest trading partner — China. The Aussie did not move far even though the data was very good and the general market sentiment was optimistic.

Australian Dollar Flat Despite Better-than-Expected GDP

The Australian dollar was trading flat today even though Australia’s gross domestic product rose more than was expected and the central bank’s chief delivered a rather optimistic speech.

Australian Dollar Mixed After RBA Meeting, China’s Manufacturing PMI

The Australian dollar did not show a clear trend today. The Reserve Bank of Australia left its monetary policy unchanged at its last policy meeting this year, as was widely expected. China’s macroeconomic data was helpful to the Australian currency.

Australian Dollar Soft on Mixed Domestic Data, China’s Trade Conflicts

The Australian dollar was soft today, trading either flat or lower versus other most-traded currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, giving no help to the currency. Better-than-expected economic releases in China were unable to provide a boost either.

Aussie Flat, Ignores Negative Domestic Macroeconomic Data

Macroeconomic data released in Australia on Thursday was not good but that hardly affected the Australian currency. The Aussie was trading flat against all of its most-traded peers as trading was very quiet due to a holiday in the United States.

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