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Australian Dollar Second Strongest Ahead of RBA Meeting

The Australian dollar was the second strongest currency on the Forex market today, losing only to the Canadian dollar. The Aussie rallied for the same reasons as the New Zealand dollar: the rebound of crude oil prices, good economic data in China, decent domestic macroeconomic reports.

Australian Dollar Among Strongest on Economic Data, Risk Appetite

The Australian dollar was among the strongest most-traded currencies today thanks to the risk appetite caused by the surge of the Nikkei stock index. Decent macroeconomic data in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, and in Australia itself also provided support to the Aussie.

Australian Dollar Edges Higher After Positive Retail Sales

The Australian dollar rose a bit today following the release of a better-than-expected retail sales report. Gains were limited, though, as the market sentiment was mixed, failing to help the currency in finding direction.

Australian Dollar Falls, Ignoring Shockingly Good Employment Data, but Rebounds Later

The Australian dollar fell today, largely ignoring the shockingly good employment report. While the currency spiked immediately after the release, it retreated almost immediately. By now, though, the Aussie has managed to trim losses and even trades flat against a number of most-traded peers.

Australian Dollar Emerges Strongest After Employment Report

The Australian dollar rallied against all other of its most-traded rivals, even the Japanese yen, which itself was rather strong. The main reason for the Aussie’s great performance was a surprisingly good domestic employment report, which improved the outlook for monetary policy a bit. Even risk aversion prevailing on the market was unable to stop the Australian currency from rallying.

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 Gains on Hopes for US-China Trade Deal

The Australian dollar rose against other most-traded currencies today. With domestic macroeconomic data being a mixed bag, it is likely that the currency found outside support for its rally. Market analysts speculated that the Aussie gained on optimism about the US-China trade talks, though it is important to note that today’s headlines provided conflicting reports about the progress in the negotiations.

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.

Australian Dollar Rallies on Signs of Improving US-China Relations

The Australian dollar rallied today, rising for the eighth session versus the Japanese yen, after signs that the US-China relations are improving. That spurred hopes that the trade conflict between the two world’s biggest economies can end in the foreseeable future. And optimism increased demand for riskier high-beta assets.

Australian Dollar Gets Boost from Very Good Employment Report

The Australian dollar rallied today, though the currency has trimmed its gains by now. The Aussie got a boost from the employment report that came out much better than was expected.

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