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The Aussie has gone from the being one of the best performing currencies in the last few years to one of the worst in a matter of months. Why is this and is it likely to continue?
GBPAUD – I was in Australia ten years ago when rates were about 2.2. How I wish I had invested every penny I had (which wasn’t much in those days!) and brought it back earlier this year! Throughout the global recession the Aussie continued to outperform expectations as their economy remained largely unaffected by the financial crisis. A weak pound too has ensured GBPAUD hit 1.45 earlier this year, a rate very few would have ever suggested was possible only a few years ago.
I personally feel that the rate will now continue to slowly creep back up towards 1.8, and potentially 1.90 in the coming months. The pound is finally gathering some momentum and I do not believe the Australian economy is over the worst with further rate cuts very much a possibility.
AUDEUR – The Australian dollar is not performing particularly well against the Euro either despite the problems for the Eurozone. Just lately the rate has come back in favour of AUD to Eur transactions but as with the pound versus the Aussie, it looks like the very best days of selling Aussies are now well and truly passed.
If you are selling Australian dollars it is well worth remembering rates were historically much, much worse. According to the very recent growth data the UK and the Eurozone are experiencing some of the biggest improvements in their economies for many years. On the current trajectories it is likely therefore that the Euro and GBP will continue to strengthen against the Australian dollar.
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The Australian Dollar has been on a rollercoaster ride against a range of currencies this year.
AUD has spiked to a fresh four-year high against the yen as Japan’s new government pledged dramatic changes in monetary easing which is supposed to revive Japans economy. The dollar breached a fresh four-year high of 94.51 versus the YEN, putting it on track to post a 4.5 per cent increase since January 1. Great time to be buying the YEN but I feel the rate could even increase further.
Against the USD the Aussie has been trading at around the 1.06 level as the USD has recently weakened on the back of investors moving into riskier currencies like the Aussie Dollar. This is the highest level since around September 2012. If you are buying USD with your Aussies things are looking very favourable.
Against the pound the Aussie has once again been the winner. The rate has increased significantly since Christmas with a movement from 0.6381 (1.5671) to 0.66 (1.5151) before today dropping off slightly to 0.6557 (1.5250) The increase for the Aussie Dollar has made many of my clients capitalise on the rate increase and sold their Aussies to buy the pound over the last 48 hours. If you are buying Aussie Dollars then things are not looking great but we have been around the same levels for a year or so and it is unlikely that we will see any significant increases in the first part of this year. At least if you move your funds to Australia now you will be looking at getting around 3 times more interest on your funds than you would in the UK.
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We have seen the Australian Dollar start to strengthen back up against sterling and the US Dollar recently. With gains of around 2.5% it is a slight concern for clients of ours that are looking at making a currency transfer to Australia.
The news this week coming out of Greece that a new government has been elected brought some relief to the Euro zone crisis and seemed to have boosted confidence amongst investors. This has led to the Aussie Dollar once again becoming very strong. However overnight we did witness th Aussie Dollar lose some ground due to some weak manufacturing data to come out of China.
Over the course of the weekend and the week ahead there are numerous meetings scheduled for euro zone leaders. Any concrete news for markets would probably come from Europe and the uncertainty of what comments may arise is what could make the rates move in one direction or the other. With a host of data out of China & the US next week it may be wise for you to keep in contact with us so we can be your eyes and ears on the market to help you maximise your exchange. feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Going forward if you require buying Aussie Dollars I personally feel that we will see a range bound of around the 1.53-1.56 over the next week or two against the pound. If you have to make your transfer in this time scale then try and capitalise on a small movement in your favour. While against the USD the rates will probably hover around parity to 1.02.
Here on the trading floor we can place limit orders in the market for you so if there is a movement in your favour you do not miss the opportunity to trade. These limits can be left in a live market 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also make sure that the spread is extremely tight so that the rate is a lot more attractive than you trading through your high street bank hence making you a significant saving.
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We have seen the Aussie strengthen following the decision by the Royal Bank of Australia to keep interest rates on hold. It was widely expected they would cut rates and as such the Aussie weakened. This move has caused the Aussie to strengthen and underlines the ‘buy’ opportunity we highlighted to clients.
As important as interest rate decisions are, I still think the Greek debacle is the one to watch for! There is now 6 weeks to the day until Greece needs to find 14.4bn euros to pay its latest debt obligations. Good luck finding that under the mattress! The ongoing political deadlock is weakening the Euro but will affect risk aversion. Of course we know the Aussie’s strength is more fundamental but it will still in my opinion be the biggest mover of rates and probably the catalyst that causes a break from the 1.4620-1.4820 levels we have been trapped in for the last week.
Unfortunately I don’t think there is much more good news this week for anyone buying Aussie dollars as the prospect of further QE looms for the UK. I must say however that considering the recent impressive data for the pound we may not actually see any QE and as such the pound could find some strength. If I had to put my neck on the line I would say we probably won’t see any QE but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it. It is the unexpected that can cause market movements after all.
As the saying goes ‘Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst’
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The big overnight news on the Australian dollar was new home sales falling for December dropping 4.4%. A strong property market has helped fuel Australia’s solid growth numbers and this worrying sign caused an early morning sell off, compounding yesterday’s sell off over fears at Greek debt talks stalling.
This was cooled later by better than expected Chinese PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) data showing an above 50 reading indicating growth in Chinese manufacturing for January. Contrary to the wider expectations China is slowing down, I feel China will continue to fare well this year, particularly as US demand appears to be picking up. Other Chinese data out showed domestic demand and net exports falling but this is probably reflecting the overall international situation. I don’t feel it is a sign of a serious problem or the start of a ‘demise’ in Chinese economic strength. It is the year of the dragon after all!
UK PMI for Manufacturing showed an improvement which gave the pound a boost but GBPAUD has been pretty range bound today between 1.4752 and 1.4880. PMI incidentally is Purchasing Managers Index, it is a snapshot of Purchasing Managers attitudes to their business and provides one of the most up to date sources of information on how that particular area of an economy is faring. Watched closely by investors it often has the propensity to move the market one way or the other.
Tomorrow at 09.30am GMT we have UK Construction PMI, Australia Trade Balance figures and Friday US Non – Farm Payroll data and probably most importantly the outcome of the Greek debt talks. As discussed in yesterday’s post the Aussie will suffer and benefit as investor’s attitude to risk change. The Greek debt talks are a major hurdle that needs to be cleared before investors have faith to move funds. The Aussie is I feel becoming more and more of safe haven in these uncertain times as it has gone from strength to strength and offers a good return to investors.
If you have are buying or selling Aussie dollars I can help make you aware of all the issues surrounding your trade as well as help with the very best rates in the process. I think the Aussie is going to remain strong so anyone looking to buy the Australian dollar needs all the help they can get! If you would like to find out more information about our highly personal service I will be more than happy to have a chat and explain your options. Just send a mail to email@example.com detailing what you need to do!