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Aussie Bounces After Initial Decline Caused by RBA Minutes & Economic Data

The Australian dollar dipped initially today following the release of central bank’s monetary policy minutes and poor macroeconomic data. Yet the currency has bounced by now after markets had calmed, largely ignoring US tariffs on Chinese goods.

Australian Dollar Fails to Hold Ground After RBA Meeting

The Australian dollar attempted to hold its ground after the policy meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia but failed and is now trading below the opening level. The worse-than-expected current account balance added to the downside momentum of the currency.

Australian Dollar Dips Intraday, Rebounds Later

The Australian dollar dipped intraday during the Wednesday’s trading session but has bounced against most of its rivals by now and is trading near the opening level. Today’s macroeconomic data released in Australia was mixed.

Australian Dollar Falls After RBA Policy Statement

The Australian dollar fell today as the rally of the US dollar and the sell-off of the euro hurt riskier currencies. The passive stance of Australia’s central bank was not helping the currency.

Australian Dollar Mixed-to-Lower After RBA, Macroeconomic Data

The Australian dollar was little changed against most of its major rivals today but dropped versus the Japanese yen. Today’s macroeconomic data was rather poor, weighing on the currency.

Widening Trade Surplus Does Not Prevent Aussie’s Drop

Australia’s trade balance increased more than was expected, but that did not prevent the Australian dollar from falling. The likely reason for the currency’s drop was the risk-negative sentiment on the Forex market.

Australian Dollar Declines Sharply on Weak Inflation Data

The Australian dollar today dropped sharply against the US dollar following the release of disappointing Australian consumer price index data in the Asian session. The AUD/USD currency pair gave up all its gains from an initial spike higher as investors anticipated positive inflation figures before the actual release.

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 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.

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