Quiet Day For Exchange Rates Today But Tomorrow And Thursday Could Be Very Volatile So Be Prepared (Colm Gilhooly)

Increase in Risk Appetite Helps Support the Australian Dollar

I anticipate today will be fairly quiet without much data of note as everybody will be waiting to see what happens with US GDP and the Fed interest rate decision tomorrow, and EU CPU and unemployment figures on Thursday.  Sterling Aussie is still hovering just over 1.80 and I expect any variation in US monetary policy will have an impact on the commodity currencies like the Aussie.

In the short term I still expect GBP AUD to see saw around 1.80 but I think the Aussie could make further gains against the Euro, particularly if EU inflation is low on Thursday.  The next ECB rate decision is in early August and whilst I don’t think they will take action so soon after having just cut interest rates, the accompanying press conference that goes with the decision will be hugely important.

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