Interest Rate Decisions both sides of the pond to cause volatility on GBP/AUD

Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI) data came in over night and showed a drop from 1.3 to 1.0. Quite a significant drop, CPI is a measure of inflation and is a key factor in any interest rate decision. The sharp fall could well force the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) hand. The next Australian Interest rate decision is 2nd August, if there is a cut it could create a small window of opportunity for AUD buyers.

The Bank of England (BOE) are due to make a an interest rate decision on 4th August and it is widely anticipated there will be a cut from the already record low of 0.5% to 0.25%. This is common knowledge so I would not expect a huge fall in Sterling value as the cut is probably already factored into the market. What could cause a significant fall is if Mark Carney the Governor of the BOE announces Quantitative Easing (QE). QE is essentially pumping money into an economy in order to stimulate growth. Carney has £150bn at his disposal and if QE is implemented expect Sterling to drop in value.

If you are buying AUD, why not wait until after the RBA decision on 2nd August and then trade before 4th August BOE decision.

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