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Australian Dollar Strongest amid Positive Market Sentiment

The Australian dollar rose against a basket of most-traded currencies, including the New Zealand dollar, which itself was very strong. The likely reason for the Aussie’s strong performance was the positive market sentiment caused by a rally of US and European stocks. Domestic macroeconomic data was also helpful to the currency, while disappointing data from China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, did not have a material impact on the Australian currency.

Aussie Beats Rivals with Help from Domestic & Chinese Economic Reports

The Australian dollar rose today. In fact, it was the strongest among most-traded currencies on the Forex market. The Aussie got a boost from positive macroeconomic data, both domestic and Chinese.

Australian Dollar Retreats After Economy Contracts, Ending Almost 30-Year Expansion

The Australian dollar was rising at the start of today’s trading session, reaching multi-month highs, but has retreated after the release of Australian gross domestic product for the first quarter of this year. The report revealed that the Australian economy contracted, ending its record almost 30-year period of growth.

Australian Dollar Remains Strong After Economic Forecast

The Australian dollar remained firm today, being one of the strongest currencies on the Forex market, second only to the New Zealand dollar. The Australian central bank released its economic projections on Friday. While they were pessimistic in the short term, over the longer term the projections were fairly positive.

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 Weakest After Manufacturing PMI Logs Record Drop

The Australian dollar was the weakest currency on the Forex market today, falling against all other most-traded rivals, even its commodity counterparts. The Aussie has started to decline yesterday and accelerated the drop after the manufacturing index demonstrated a record slump.

Australian Dollar Soft as Market Sentiment Worsens

The Australian dollar traded lower for the most part today as traders’ optimism was evaporating. The relatively positive Chinese macroeconomic data was unable to provide the Aussie a boost. Economic indicators in Australia itself were mixed.

Australian Dollar Falls Then Recovers Driven by Investor Sentiment

The Australian dollar today fell against the US dollar before recovering to trade at breakeven driven by positive investor sentiment and news events. The AUD/USD currency pair today rallied higher as investors bought the Aussie ahead of a gradual reopening of Australia’s economy.

Australian Dollar Trades Lower After RBA Minutes, Drop of Crude Oil Below $0

The Australian dollar fell against almost all of the most-traded currencies today with the exception of the New Zealand dollar. The main reasons for the decline were the negative market sentiment and the dovish outlook for the monetary policy of Australia’s central bank.

Australian Dollar Forecast for April 13-17, 2020

The Australian dollar was demonstrating an impressive performance so far in April. But can the currency maintain its upward momentum this week? Market analysts have doubts about that.

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