Australian Dollar & Currency News

  • Aust stocks slightly higher AAP - Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:17 PM AEDT

    The Australian share market is slightly higher on low volumes as trading winds down ahead of Christmas. There's nothing outstanding though," Phillip Capital senior client adviser Michael Heffernan said. Mr Heffernan said it was "just the absence of bad news" driving the market on Thursday.

  • $A falls half a US cent AAP - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 6:44 AM AEDT

    The Australian dollar is half a US cent lower as the US dollar hits multi-year peaks after upbeat economic data reinforced expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate rise. At 0635 AEDT on Thursday, ...

  • Aust share market closes slightly lower AAP - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 4:41 PM AEDT

    The Australian share market has closed weaker despite retracing some of its earlier losses as market enthusiasm for the potential policies of US president-elect Donald Trump moderates. At 1615 AEST on ...

  • $A falls below 76 US cents AAP - Fri, Oct 28, 2016 6:46 AM AEDT

    The Australian dollar has fallen sharply against the US dollar, dropping markedly below the 76 US cent mark as the greenback continues to advance. At 0635 AEDT on Friday, the local unit was trading at ...

  • AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Trying to Secure Breach of 0.72 DailyFX - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 6:30 PM AEST

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Trying to Secure Breach of 0.72

  • $A higher after Fed decision AAP - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 5:32 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar is higher as traders bank on a US central bank rate rise later in the year. Commonwealth Bank currency strategist Elias Haddad said the local currency had enjoyed a sharp gain following the Fed's decision to keep the interest rate unchanged. "The Australian dollar is benefiting as we see equities in Europe going up," Ms Haddad said.

  • Aussie, NZ Dollars Rise as Euro Falls Amid Post-FOMC Correction DailyFX - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 4:03 PM AEST

    Aussie, NZ Dollars Rise as Euro Falls Amid Post-FOMC Correction

  • $A briefly spikes after Fed decision AAP - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 12:51 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar is virtually unchanged as it becomes increasingly clear that the Federal Reserve is going to raise its interest rate some time this year. At 1200 AEST on Friday, the currency was ...

  • $A gets near 73 US cents on Fed decision AAP - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 7:38 AM AEST

    The Australian dollar has briefly shot up to a four-week high after the US central bank's decision to keep its interest rate unchanged, before falling away. Dr Yellen added that the US economy continues to grow moderately and that a rate increase could still take place before the end of the year. National Australia Bank currency strategist Emma Lawson said the Australian dollar initially rose against a weaker US dollar but then fell when Dr Yellen gave her post-meeting press conference.

  • $A nears 73 US cents after Fed decision AAP - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 6:50 AM AEST

    The Australian dollar briefly hit a four-week high after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate unchanged. At 0630 AEST on Friday, the currency was trading at 71.72 US cents, down from 71.85 cents ...

  • New Zealand Dollar Forecast Remains Cautiously Bearish DailyFX - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 1:30 AM AEST

    New Zealand Dollar Forecast Remains Cautiously Bearish

  • British Pound May Drop, but We’re Waiting for Bigger Shift in Sentiment DailyFX - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 1:30 AM AEST

    British Pound May Drop, but We’re Waiting for Bigger Shift in Sentiment

  • We’ll Wait to See Major US Dollar Breakout versus the Yen DailyFX - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 1:30 AM AEST

    We’ll Wait to See Major US Dollar Breakout versus the Yen

  • What does Retail Forex Sentiment Say about the Dollar Ahead of the Fed? DailyFX - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 1:24 AM AEST

    What does Retail Forex Sentiment Say about the Dollar Ahead of the Fed?

  • Long Sterling as the Most Attractive Way to Trade FOMC DailyFX - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:50 PM AEST

    Long Sterling as the Most Attractive Way to Trade FOMC

  • US Dollar Outlook Favors Gains on Fed Rate Decision Outcome DailyFX - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 5:30 PM AEST

    US Dollar Outlook Favors Gains on Fed Rate Decision Outcome

  • Markets brace for US Fed rate decision AAP - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 4:17 PM AEST

    After an explosive few days in Australian politics, financial markets are bracing for an equally volatile end to the week. All eyes are on the US Federal Reserve - its two-day meeting will conclude in the early hours of Friday (Australian time). Markets expect the central bank of the world's largest economy to flag its first interest rate raise since the 2008-09 global financial crisis.

  • $A briefly pushes above 72 US cents AAP - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 12:49 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar has pushed to a three-week high, as the chances of a US interest rate hike start to wane. At 1200 AEST on Thursday, the currency was trading at 71.94 US cents, up from 71.59 cents ...

  • USD/CAD False Breakdown: Heading Higher? DailyFX - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:48 AM AEST

    USD/CAD False Breakdown: Heading Higher?

  • AUD/USD Breaks Short Term Trendline Resistance DailyFX - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:48 AM AEST

    AUD/USD Breaks Short Term Trendline Resistance

  • AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Four-Month Resistance Broken DailyFX - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:33 AM AEST

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Four-Month Resistance Broken

  • New Zealand Dollar Drops as GDP Data Boosts RBNZ Rate Cut Bets DailyFX - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:22 AM AEST

    New Zealand Dollar Drops as GDP Data Boosts RBNZ Rate Cut Bets

  • $A gets a boost from Wall st, commodities AAP - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 7:45 AM AEST

    The Australian dollar has edged up to 72 US cents for the first time in three weeks helped by a surge in US stocks and commodity prices. The US Federal Reserve due to make an announcement on whether it has raised its interest rate for the first time in nine years, after its two-day policy meeting end early on Friday morning, Sydney time. National Australia Bank senior currency strategist Emma Lawson said a rally in commodity prices and global stocks are helping support the Australian dollar.

  • Daily Observations: A Non-FOMC Trade: AUD/NZD Triangle Seeks Resolution DailyFX - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 11:15 PM AEST

    Daily Observations: A Non-FOMC Trade: AUD/NZD Triangle Seeks Resolution

  • $A gains ahead of Fed decision AAP - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 5:50 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar has gained ground as traders wait for the much anticipated US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision. At 1700 AEST on Wednesday, the currency was trading at 71.59 US cents, up from 71.15 cents on Tuesday. "Foreign exchange markets are remarkably calm given the volatility in some asset markets," RBC Capital Markets strategist Adam Cole said.

  • AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Down Trend Set to Resume? DailyFX - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 3:57 PM AEST

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Down Trend Set to Resume?

  • EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting to Re-Enter Short Trade DailyFX - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 2:51 PM AEST

    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting to Re-Enter Short Trade

  • $A stays higher ahead of Fed decision AAP - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:21 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar has managed to stay above 71 US cents as traders sit on the sidelines awaiting the much anticipated US interest rate decision. At 1200 AEST on Wednesday, the currency was trading ...

  • NZD/USD Churns above Downtrend Support Line DailyFX - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 5:36 AM AEST

    NZD/USD Churns above Downtrend Support Line

  • AUD/USD at Short Term Resistance DailyFX - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 5:36 AM AEST

    AUD/USD at Short Term Resistance

  • Price & Time: USD/JPY - Marking Time Until The Fed DailyFX - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 1:30 AM AEST

    Price & Time: USD/JPY - Marking Time Until The Fed

  • The Yen as the Safe-Haven Vehicle of Choice DailyFX - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 11:00 PM AEST

    The Yen as the Safe-Haven Vehicle of Choice

  • USD Turns to First of Two Major Pre-FOMC Data Prints Today DailyFX - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 9:03 PM AEST

    USD Turns to First of Two Major Pre-FOMC Data Prints Today

  • $A higher despite RBA's impact AAP - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 5:58 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar is higher despite losing ground in afternoon trade because of a negative outlook for the local economy. CMC Markets analyst Michael McCarthy said the local currency rallied early in the day on Malcolm Turnbull's elevation to prime minister, then fell. The local currency dipped after the Reserve Bank appeared content to keep its interest rate at a record low for the time being, as non-mining industries begin to show signs of improvement.

  • Aust $ higher despite fall on economy AAP - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 5:41 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar is higher despite losing ground in afternoon trade because of a negative outlook for the local economy. At 1700 AEST on Tuesday, the currency was trading at 71.15 US cents, up from ...