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Sterling has rallied nearly 1% against the Australian Dollar. Overnight the Bank of Japan increased stimulus as it aims to double the monetary base over two years through the aggressive purchase of long-term bonds, in a dramatic shift aimed at ridding Japan of the deflation that has dogged the country for almost two decades. This is a bold move for the new central governor Haruhiko Kuroda and may shift investors risk apetite. As a result the JPY has devalued and with the Yen often heaviliy involved in currency speculators risk portfolio this may create significant shifts in currency trends over the coming days creating volatility for the safe haven currencies (historically USD and CHF) and many riskier assets such as the AUD, NZD, ZAR and EUR. Watch out for some big shifts over the next few working days, and possibly some unexpected opportunities for AUD buyers.
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GBPAUD has rebounded after touching the lows of 1.50 over a week ago. Australia has called an election for September which has potentially created some uncertainty. I expect the Aussie will weaken in the short term and that we could see some better buying levels, however these are unlikely to be sustained.
Tomorrow we have the HSBC Manufacturing PMI from China which is usually one of the big market movers on AUD as the Chinese economy is one of the big drivers of Aussie strength.
The current trend lately has been Aussie strength and there does appear to have been a little uncertainty creeping back into the market, particularly with the US economy reporting -0.1% growth this week. I expect the Aussie could weaken by a cent or so tomorrow unless the PMI data is much better than expected. If you are buying Aussies this could be a good time to buy since generally speaking the UK and the pound is suffering at the moment.
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With Hurricane Sandy seemingly passed through the US and coming to an end the clean up operation has already started. With a few million people still without power and the New York Stock Exchange having closed yesterday for the second time in over 27 years the currency markets have been holding their breath before they decide their next move. It doesn’t appear that the cost is too devastating to the US which was the initial fear about its impact on the economy. With this is mind the USD has maintained its range for EURUSD GBPUSD & AUDUSD.
Moving the focus more directly to what is happening to the Australian Dollar at the moment one of the reasons why it has remained quite strong during October is that the various stimulus programmes in both Europe and the US have kept the AUD very strong but also with the potential to cause the RBA to look at cutting interest rates again. Personally I don’t think we’ll have a cut during November as the RBA will take a pause to see if the recent rates cuts have had the desired effect. Indeed, the stimulus has reached USD5 trillion in government bonds and mortgage securities which have appeared to cause the modest global recovery.
The demand felt by overseas investors in Australia has kept the currency strong even with the interest rate cuts earlier this year so until the RBA is more in line with Europe, the US or the UK I don’t think the currency will experience a huge movement purely by interest rate movements.
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Pound exchange rates have continued their recent strong run against the Australian dollar breaking through the 1.58 barrier for the first time in 4 months and bringing losses for the dollar to nearly 7% since the first week of August. This is a difference of AUD 22,000 on a £200k position. Should you be looking to buy dollars in the near future then I feel this may represent a good time to take advantage. Likewise should you be selling dollars in the near future and do not have full availability of funds, a forward contract may well be something you wish to consider. This contracts guarantees your rate for a delivery period in the future, to discuss this contract and the process in more detail please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Will the AUD break 1.60?
I feel the pound will meet resistance at these levels and would expect sterling values to fall in the coming months as QE in the UK is likely in November. Yes we may see another interest rate cut in Australia however I do not feel this will happen until the new year. I feel GBP/AUD is reaching its peak short term and can see a correction to 1.55 with a move back towards the 1.60 territory in Q1 2013.
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Sterling exchange rates have rallied at the start of the trading week peaking just shy of 1.56 yesterday – bringing gains close to 3 cents since the start of the week. Movements appears to be as a result of AUD weakness as opposed to GBP strength following news that the central bank in Australia will consider further monetary easing in the months to come. This could well lead to continuation of the current trend and a move towards 1.60, although those buying AUD in the short term watch out for the Bank of England minutes this morning at 09:30. These minutes will give insight as to what the Monetary Policy Committee has in store with regards to monetary stimulus. The main aspect to look for is whether more QE was discussed – if this was then I would expect to see a fall in the value of GBP. Personally I think QE is on their minds but possibly not before Christmas and as a result I think the minutes are unlikely to cause too much negativity and I would expect to see GBP/AUD push towards 1.56 and beyond.
Should you have a need to buy or sell AUD, whether it be to GBP, EUR or any major currency and you would like to discuss the current market trends and forecasts then please do feel free to contact me. I personally feel the AUD will continue to fall against a host of currencies due to a number of factors (potential monetary easing as discussed above), a fall in commodity prices, and also the falling out put form Australia’s main importer – China. Factors here suggest a period of sustained dollar weakness, gpotentially good news for some as the dollar has been strong for so long.
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Over the course of the weekend we have seen continued strength from the Australian dollar, will this continue? This morning the pound is again losing ground against the Aussie, however the pound is down across the board so this would appear to be Sterling weakness rather than a continuation of strength form the Australian Dollar. The pound could be in for a rocky week in the run up to GDP estimates from the NIESR (National Institute for Economic and Social Research) a well regarded think tank. Figures are often relatively accurate and will therefore be viewed closely. Should the figures continue to show a negative etrend then we could see further moves towards 1.47 – just 1 cent of the record levels seen in February this year and creating some fanatastic sell opportunities for anyone holding Australian dollars. Also this week for anyone looking at GBP/AUD we have the Bank of England inflation report on Wednesday at 10.30 – keep an eye on this foany clues as to future Montary policy from the Bank of England.
Prior to this anyone with an interest in teh Aussie should keep an eyo the Reserve Bank fo Australia interest rate decision overnight. We are expecting to see rates on hold at 3.5% but any announcements from the Reserve Bank may cause short term swings, however I would still expect the Australian dollar to continue to see positive movements ands can see 1.47 on GBP/AUD and EUR/AUD down towards 1.16 – although I do feel the Aussie is beginning to reach its peak and any AUD sellers should sseriously consider taking advanatage.
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Those of you with an interest in converting Australian Dollars to Euros will more than likely be looking at the markets with quite a smile on your faces at the moment as the exchange rate nears a record high. We have touched inside 0.50% of breaking record levels and today could be the time that it breaks through.
We have the European Central Bank interest rate decsion due out at 12:45pm GMT today and this may throw up the final push that this rate pairing needs to hit the next level, and a record breaking one at that! Europe has been quite the talking point over the past few years and with the Australian economy still performing fairly well with some thanks to China the Australian Dollar has followed suit and virtually had a man of the match performance in this global economic crisis.
If you have had your sites set on buying a property in Europe, you are emigrating back to Europe or there is a boat you have your eye on then now may be the perfect time to make full use of the strength of your currency while it is still in such a great position. I can assist you with this if you do have a requirement such as this both in terms of being proactive and keeping you up to date with what is going on and by securing you the best possible rate of exchange when you do carry out your transfer. I reguarly find I can better rates from companies such as Oz Forex or any high street bank so feel free to contact me directly on email@example.com and I shall be more than happy to help you.
During the quiet Easter break the Australian Dollar has remained flat against most majors even after strong Chinese trade data. In recent weeks the Chinese economic impact has been felt by the Australian Dollar which has dropped against Sterling and Euro. With the trade surplus measure at over $5bn in March compared to an enormous deficit of over $31bn in February the AUD$ has not moved in line with the results.
Later on today we have the release of Australian Consumer Confidence which is expected to come in low at -5%. Any improvement could see the AUD return to strength after a poor first quarter. With the currency movements since the turn of the year this has helped make Australian goods and services a little more competitive. The mining industry has driven the Australian economy over the last few years and its reliance on China’s growth has been evident in reflecting the exchange rate movement. With the new mining tax coming into play as of 1st July this could have a further negative impact on the Australian Dollar but it could mean cheaper Dollars for those looking to send money to Australia during this summer. If you need to move GBP into AUD please do not hesitate to contact me for commercial levels of foreign exchange from AUD$5,000 upwards. Contact Tom Holian firstname.lastname@example.org