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Westpac weekly AUD video

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

Winners If The Australian Dollar Falls

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

RBA Cuts Interest Rates by 25bps! Positive for Equity markets.. Albeit priced in..

James Nicolaou

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the official cash rate to an unprecedented 1.5% to maintain downward pressure on the currency and spur sluggish inflation and business investment. As was forecast by most analysts, the board lowered the cash rate by 0.25 of a percentage point from 1.75% on... Show More

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US Dollar might be re-entering the channel it broke during the Brexit referendum

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

The US dollar lost its safe haven play last week when it encountered major resistance from its 200 days moving average level, according to Saxo Capital Markets Sydney-based trader James Kim. In the next few days, the US Dollar Index might be testing re-entering the channel it broke during the... Show More

"We may have seen the top of the AUD at 0.78 US cents", say Sydney-based Saxo traders

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

The Aussie Dollar plunged more than 200 basis points following the release of the quarterly CPI number for Australia on Wednesday 27-April. The -0.2% for the 1Q16 was the lowest in seven years. According to Sydney-bases Saxo Capital Markets' traders, the most recent price actions seem to indicate that "we... Show More

AUDUSD appears to have found a support level at 0.75

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

After five consecutive days of positive gains, the US dollar index (DX) fell and the AUDUSD appears to have found the support level at 0.75 handle. Saxo’s Sydney-based traders expect the AUDUSD to trade below the resistance level 0.76 handle given the lack of economic data this week, until Friday’s... Show More


James Nicolaou

Australians are increasingly taking vacations at home rather than flying overseas, as highlighted by recent data showing international net departures were down 20% on-year in September. Also, Chinese tourist arrivals rose 23% in September, helping to fill hotel rooms that might otherwise have remained empty, fill cinemas, cruise ships &... Show More

International Investing: look beyond the usual suspects


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

Australian Travel & Tourism Sector: starting to really motor on due to lower A$ & Chinese tourists- AAD, AHD, MTR, VRL, SLK

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

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AUDUSD remains under pressure, say Saxo traders

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