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Aussie Mixed amid Improving Market Sentiment, Disappointing Australian Data

The Australian dollar was mixed today as market participants were digesting news about the coronavirus that has started in China. The Aussie was flat against a range of major currencies, jumped versus the Canadian dollar, and dropped against the Great Britain pound. Macroeconomic reports released in Australia today were poor.

Australian Dollar Logs Gains, Analysts Skeptical

The Australian dollar logged gains against the majority of other most-traded currencies today. Market analysts explained gains of riskier commodity currencies by the rise of European stocks due to the preliminary trade agreement between the United States and China. Experts were skeptical, though, about the longevity of the gains as the US-China trade conflict is not over yet, and there are other reasons to worry, like the threat of hard Brexit and impeachment of US President Donald […]

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 Soft amid Negative Fundamentals

The Australian dollar fell today amid the worsening market sentiment. The traders’ mood soured after tensions between the United States and China escalated over the protests in Hong Kong, while US President Trump signaled that he is going to push for higher tariffs on Chinese goods if a trade deal between the world’s two biggest economies will not be reached. The Aussie rallied yesterday despite the dovish monetary policy […]

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.

Australian Dollar Rises Despite Drop of Consumer Confidence to 4-Year Low, Escalating US-China Trade War

The Australian dollar rose today against other most-traded currencies. That is a surprising result considering that fundamentals looked very unfavorable to the currency. The sentiment of Australian consumers fell to the lowest level in four years. Washington announced fresh sanctions against Chinese companies just a day before trade negotiations between the United States and China resume.

Aussie Falls Following Leading Index

The Australian dollar performed similarly to its New Zealand counterpart today, falling due to the mix of negative market sentiment and unfavorable domestic macroeconomic data.

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.

Aussie Rallies on Risk Sentiment, Rising Leading Indicators

The Australian dollar gained today as both domestic macroeconomic data and the general market sentiment were positive for the currency.

Positive Domestic Data Unable to Help Australian Dollar

The Australian dollar fell today, joining its New Zealand peer in decline. While domestic macroeconomic data was good, it was not enough to outweigh the impact of disappointing economic indicators released in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner.

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