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 year above 80 cents. 47% of respondents see the currency trading at roughly the same level and 48% believe 2017 is the year the dollar will eventually crack and finish below 70 cents. We put this question to a panel of fund managers, economists and strategists with their responses available below. It appears the consensus view is that the risks are to the downside with commodity prices and US interest rate hikes the key factors to watch.