FOMC hikes but the Aussie holds its own.

Jim Devonport

Compass Global Markets

AUD/USD: As expected the FOMC increased interest rates by 0.25%. The decision which has been priced into the markets for some weeks did deliver some volatility, however the AUD opens relatively unchanged from yesterday’s levels. The FOMC sighted improving job numbers as a key reason for increasing rates, however did sight a future raise would only be on the table should the inflation rate rise. No major data of notes for the following two days, so we’ll hold these levels for now. Looking to 2016 and we favour the high 70's due to a Chinese turnaround and cheaper commodities. AUD/GBP: The AUD has gained ground on the Sterling overnight due to weaker average earnings and unemployment benefit figures out of the UK. Retail sales figures this evening could see further upside. AUD/EUR: Much like the Pound, the EUR dropped immediately following the US interest rate decision, however German and French manufacturing data came in strongly yesterday, which managed to offset some of the losses. CONTACT JIM DEVONPORT AT COMPASS FOR A FREE CURRENCY EXPOSURE HEALTH CHECK: FULL REPORT : (VIEW LINK)

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Jim Devonport
Jim Devonport
Compass Global Markets

Involved in the financial markets performing both sales and dealing roles since the mid 1980’s, Jim has a wealth of knowledge, experience and sales acumen that he uses to build and maintain long lasting business relationships. Constantly...


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