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Australian Dollar Strongest on Economic Data, Market Sentiment

The Australian dollar rallied today, turning out to be the strongest currency on the Forex market during Wednesday’s trading. The possible reasons for the rally were good domestic macroeconomic data and optimism about an exit from the lockdown in Australia as well as other countries around the world.

Aussie Climbs After Jump in Retail Sales, Struggles to Maintain Gains

The Australian dollar rallied today, though currently, it has trimmed its gains. While the rally happened after a surprisingly positive retail sales report came out, the currency did not rally immediately following the release, therefore it cannot be said with certainty that the report directly contributed to the strength of the Aussie. Whatever the case may be, the Australian currency will have a hard time maintaining gains as the market […]

Australian Consumer Sentiment Collapses, Aussie Reverses Gains

The Australian dollar declined against all other most-traded currencies today, including its riskier commodity-related counterparts. The possible reasons for the decline were the worsening market sentiment and bad domestic macroeconomic data.

Australian Dollar Attempts to Rebound After Flash Crash

The Australian dollar rose today, attempting to rebound after the recent flash crash. But today’s gains were nowhere near enough to erase losses the currency has logged since the end of the last week. The coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, hurting demand for riskier currencies linked to commodities. Negative domestic macroeconomic data was not helping the matter either.

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.

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