During the course of trading this morning the Australian Dollar has managed to start a fight back against major currencies in a week where it has performed fairly well.
I still personally believe that this is only a minor period of strength for the AUD in a situation where the Chinese economy is weighing heavily on the Australian economy and slowly leading to data from Australia being particularly poor.
A number of industries over in Australia appear to be feeling the pinch and for those waiting to see AUD rates get a huge amount better against other currencies, you may be in for a fairly long wait.
Australia performed extremely well throughout the global debt crisis and the AUD gained an outstanding amount of strength, I remember GBP/AUD rates being well over 2.5 (0.40) for a period of time just before 2008, so if the Australian economy still continues to drop off then there is a lot further for rates to drop off before they get any better.
Personally I don’t feel we will go anywhere near as high as that but a jump back up to 2.20+ (0.4545) is certainly not out of the question in the coming weeks.
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