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Yesterday the Australian Dollar retraced some of its recent losses against the pound but was too see some further losses against the Euro. Coming into the office this morning and the Australian Dollar has seen some heavy losses against the Euro moving a cent from the high/low already, the pound has also seen some strength pushing back towards the 1.55 territory opening the day at 1.5430. The AUD weakness can in some ways be attributed to poor consumer confidence figures from Australia overnight, continuing a recent trend of softer data coming from Australia.
Whats in store today?
This morning anyone looking at GBP/AUD should watch out for the Bank of England minutes scheduled for release at 09.30. For me I would not expect to see any dramatic announcements as Sir Mervyn King is coming towards the end of his tenure as the head of the central bank and for this reason is unlikely to look to adopt any significant policy changes as a result, this is likely to be left in the hands of the new governor Mark Carney who takes over in July. Personally I think the minutes could be a slight non-event but certainly any nod to a change in interest rates of further QE and the GBP/AUD could swing either way.
For anyone looking at EUR/AUD European consumer confidence figures are scheduled for tomorrow and expected to show a slight improvement which may well lend further support to the Euro. Historically AUD rates are still very strong against the Euro and Pound but this trend appears to be shifting.
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Sterling vs Australian Dollar exchange rates are getting close to hitting 1.50 again in the run up to the Fed’s interest rate decision due tomorrow evening. Uncertainty in the markets as to what the Fed may do with economic policy means that riskier currencies including the Australian Dollar are feeling a little negativity during today’s trading session. China’s recent slowdown has created a few buying opportunities above 1.50 during April but gains have so far been short lived.
Recession in Spain and a fall in confidence levels across Europe also means that investors are concerned about the potential continued growth in Australia. With the recession due to last until next year in Spain this could have a knock on effect on the value of the Euro and a lack of confidence in global growth.
Tomorrow also sees the release of a lot of data in the US, the world’s leading economy. Employment and mortgage data is due to be released prior to the Fed’s interest rate decision so expect tomorrow to be a day of volatility on the fx markets so if you’re concerned about what to do with your currency requirements then feel free to get in contact with me directly for a free quote Tom Holian email@example.com
I anticipate GBPAUD exchange rates will hit 1.50 during this afternoon’s trading session.
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Sterling exchange rates have shifted over a cent from the high/low today and again have shifted on the side of sterling, pushing prices close to 1.49. Will this shift push past 1.50? For me this will depend on whether the UK can avoid the ‘triple dip’ recession, something we will officially find out on Thursday. I for one am confident a 0% or 0.1% figure will be seen and we should hopefully see some sterling strength as a result. This could provide many, particularly those that that have been waiting for 1.50, with an opportunity as I for one feel we will see 1.50 as a trade price by the end of this week.
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Finance ministers within the Eurozone will be meeting later today to to discuss a further bailout for Cyprus. The cost of the bailout originally of €10bn has seemingly been underestimated and the figure being talked about is apparently €23bn according to Cyprus’ creditors. The EU & IMF have hinted that they will not add any more than the €10bn already agreed so Cyprus may have to raise funds from elsewhere. At this moment in time Cypriot banking controls are likely to last for another 7 days which includes limiting how much money can be transferred out of the country. The effect this is having on the Euro slightly negative and investors are also moving funds away from the Australian Dollar as risk appetite diminishes.
Although news in Europe is slowing down Aussie Dollar strength it is still testing records levels against both Sterling and the Euro. With shares in Australia boosted from the China Australia currency pact from earlier this week we could see next week more positive movement for the Australian Dollar testing levels of 1.45 again.
US Retail Sales are due out this afternoon which often causes volatility on the global currency markets as the US is seen as the global barometer of confidence so if US retail sales are better than expected we could see the Aussie Dollar strengthen up further. To be kept updated with data releases or if you have a question about how this will affect exchange rates feel free to contact me directly Tom Holian email@example.com Also if you have a currency requirement and want to compare rates with your bank please get in touch. Working for one of the UK’s leading foreign exchange specialists I am confident that I can save you money.
As we start what is almost certain to be another busy and volatile day on the money markets what factors should you be watching out for today should you have an interest in the Australian Dollar? Overnight Westpac released its latest consumer confidence figures which were substantially down. Normally I would expect AUD weakness as a result, however we have actually seen some small gains against both the Pound and Euro indicating how out of favour these two currencies are currently. For me any gains from the pounds point of view will depend on whether the UK can avoid the triple dip recession. Indications from the NIESR (National Institute for Economic and Social Research) a well respected think tank, were certainly positive and suggest that the UK may just avoid recession by forecasting 0.1% growth for Q1 of 2013. It is certainly very finely balanced, however I am confident recession can be avoided and we may see a much needed boost for the pound as a result. Anyone with an interest in GBP/AUD should keep a keen eye on GDP released on the 25th April, a key day in my view.
Shorter term look out for Australian employment data overnight tonight, forecast to stay at 5.4% month on month, any deviation form the expected could cause volatility overnight. Also watch out for the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) equivalent of the MPC in the US, as they will release their minutes from the Federal Reserves last interest rate meeting. This can influence investors risk appetite depending on the rhetoric from the minutes and with the AUD a favourite for currency investors it may cause market fluctuation for the AUD following its release at 19:00 BST.
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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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Sterling exchange rates posted small gains against the Australian dollar as the Euro experienced heavy losses bringing levels close to 1.24. As my colleagues have discussed in previous posts, the uncertainty surrounding Cyprus has created a great deal of market volatility and uncertainty heading into a busy trading week. With the Australian dollar still classified as a riskier currency this may well cause some big swings for the Aussie as investors will often shy away from the dollar in times of uncertainty. Tomorrows minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia may also lead to some short term volatility and anyone with an interest in the Australian dollar should watch out for this release for any insight as to the banks stance on monetary policy, any hint towards future interest rate cuts and we could see the dollar weaken, likewise if the bank have not discussed monetary loosening then watch for dollar strength.
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The Australian Dollar has posted strong gains against the pound today rallying nearly 0.5% but has held steady against the single currency. This week is relatively quiet for the Aussie with the most notable data set being on Thursday with employment change figures. Figures will give clues as to the current performance of the Australian economy and could throw up some surprises for the dollar throughout the course of Thursday’s trading. Elsewhere data sets for the beginning of the week are dominated by European and UK data tomorrow with German GDP data and European trade balance figures followed by UK Inflation and Retail sales figures. Those looking at buying AUD with GBP should also keep an eye on a speech from the Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King. King is scheduled to speak at 10:00 and historically can be overly cautious about the UK’s prospects, this could keep pressure on the pound and I see rates hovering around 1.5150-1.52.
EUR/AUD exchange rates have been relatively stable over the course of the last three months, reaching a high of 1.28 and a low of 1.22, the average trade price sitting in the region of 1.25/26. Current market levels are at 1.2652 and I personally see little change for this pairing in the coming weeks and would expect a range between 1.25/27.
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GBPAUD rates improve as prospect of further rate cuts loom… Underlying Reasons for AUD strength remain
As highlighted in earlier posts the RBA – Reserve Bank of Australia has stated and left the door open for further rate cuts in the future. Historically an interest rate cut weakens the currency concerned and indeed the AUD has weakened against most currencies today. However the overall picture and reasons for AUD strength remain. If you are planning a transfer involving the Australian dollar in the future it looks highly likely the Aussie will continue to appreciate or at least retain much of the strength that has held it at close to record levels against most currencies.
This was shown quite clearly against sterling since in the last month the pound has generally found support against a basket a currencies as the immediate threat of more QE was removed. The GBPAUD rate however fell as the Aussie found favour among traders. This was a reaction to improved market sentiment regarding China. Chinese economic data is still strong and whereas in the summer many panicked thinking that China was about to suffer a hard landing, we have actually seen the data paint a slightly rosier picture.
I therefore feel that the Australian Dollar will continue to remain strong in the future despite fears over a Chinese slowdown and indeed concerns over further rate cuts. These two issues will however provide spikes for those buying Aussies to take advantage of.
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