aussie dollar

Sean Callow

The Aussie dollar’s dip under 71 cents this week provided great fodder for newswires, as it printed lows since February 2016. But the more telling story is probably how little time it spent at such lows, and that it is higher over the week, close to 72 cents. Show More

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As global rates start to rise, Australia may follow in the short-term, but structural issues will prevent the RBA from hiking rates far, explains Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics. Any rate-hikes from the RBA will be short-lived, he says, and those structural issues will force Australian rates to zero. Show More

Sean Callow

Martina's turn on our brief FX video this week, with the Aussie having traded lows since January. At the start of the week though, the Aussie received a boost from the positive risk sentiment following the first round of the French presidential elections. Martina discusses how Australia Q1 CPI and... Show More

Sean Callow

The British pound was the big mover this week as the UK unexpectedly headed to the polls. In our brief weekly video, I discuss how durable sterling's rally is likely to be. I also touch on the role of the RBA minutes in the AUD/USD decline earlier this week, check... Show More

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Everyone forecast the death of the Aussie dollar in 2016, however, interest rate differentials and resurgent commodity prices pushed the local currency to a peak of 78 cents early in 2016. Of the 600+ Livewire members that responded to our 2017 Outlook Survey only 5% see the currency ending the... Show More

Karl Siegling

Currency and interest rates are currently playing a large role in the world economy, which should be no surprise because we are covering new ground in terms of record low rates and subsequent currency fluctuations. At present, 40 per cent of the developed world’s interest rates are negative. Show More

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

With so many central banks meeting this week, Saxo Capital Markets' Asia Macro Strategist Kay Van-Petersen discusses the currency crosses he's looking at. Kay is now suggesting long term macro trade of the Aussie Dollar against the Swiss Franc. He also explains why he's long AUDNZD. To watch his insights,... Show More


The mining bust and the weakening of the Aussie dollar have motivated local investors to look offshore for better investment opportunities. With this in mind, investors who are looking to invest globally should be aware of the potential added benefits that arise from looking beyond the “usual suspects” when seeking... Show More

James Nicolaou

ABS data for the 12 months to end September 2015 shows total inbound visitations of 7.23m (+7% pcp). Passenger arrivals from overseas have risen and departures from Australia have fallen, continuing a two-year improving trend in travel flows dominated by China. The number of short-term travellers arriving in Australian September... Show More

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

Optimistic comments concerning a December rate hike from the US Fed Janet Yellen strengthened the US dollar, against most currencies today including the Aussie Dollar. Saxo Capital Markets traders based in Australia say that even though the AUDUSD traded higher on Wednesday, it failed to stay above the key resistance... Show More

David Bassanese

Although the AUD has fallen a long way from previous peaks, it may surprise investors to know just how potentially low it could go. To gauge the “fair-value” for the Australian dollar, the first two points of reference are inflation differentials and the terms of trade. With inflation, if Australian... Show More