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The AUD/USD and NZD/USD started to bounce back after Chinese Vice Premier Liu He told Bloomberg that he was “cautiously optimistic” in reaching a “phase one” deal, but added that he was “confused” about U.S. demands.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar slipped on Thursday in Asia after the release of the Federal Reserve meeting minutes. Tensions between the U.S. and China rose following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump might sign a bill that supports Hong Kong protesters.
The HK Bill in support of the protestors is on its way to the Oval Office. Trump’s signature may well raise doubts over a phase 1 trade agreement.
The Australian dollar fell a bit during the trading session on Wednesday but found support just below the 50 day EMA to rally again. At this point, the pair continues to be very sensitive the Chinese headlines, which of course came out overnight that the Chinese were very upset about Congress passing a resolution supporting Hong Kong protesters.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was flat on Wednesday ahead of the expected release of the Federal Reserve meeting minutes and as tensions between Washington and Beijing rose.
Based on the early price action and the current price at .6806, the direction of the AUD/USD the rest of the session on Wednesday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at .6800.
The U.S. dollar is slightly higher on Wednesday. In the Asian session, the greenback posted gains against the Australian, New Zealand and Chinese currencies.
Trade tensions, UK politics, the FOMC meeting minutes and inflation figures out of Canada will keep the markets busy throughout the day…
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was near flat on Wednesday in Asia as traders remained cautious ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting due later in the day.
The Australian dollar initially fell after the RBA meeting minutes were released, showing a bit more dovish thoughts than perhaps thought. That being the case though, the market has turned around completely and rallied rather significantly.
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Earlier in the session, the AUD/USD was pressured after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) minutes showed policymakers acknowledged there was a case to cut the cash rate to a new record low before leaving it unchanged at 0.75 percent at this month’s board meeting.
It has been a quiet start on Tuesday, as the Australian, New Zealand and Chinese currencies were almost unchanged in the Asian session. I expect the lack of movement to continue throughout Tuesday.
Chatter on trade remains the key driver, with negative updates from Beijing weighing on risk appetite early. The RBA added further pressure on the Aussie.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was little changed on Tuesday in Asia as traders await clarity on the Sino-U.S. trade developments.
The Australian dollar has done very little during the trading session on Monday to kick off the week, initially trying to rally but then found the area above the 50 day EMA as being a bit too expensive.
It’s a very quiet start for the Pacific currencies, as investors wait for further news on the U.S.-China trade front. The Australian, New Zealand and Chinese currencies are all trading sideways on Monday.
Based on the early price action and the current price at .6815, the direction of the AUD/USD the rest of the session on Monday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the downtrending Gann angle at .6810.
Investing.com - The Chinese yuan inched up on Monday in Asia after the country's central bank cuts a key liquidity rate for the first time since 2015.
The Pound makes an early move, supported by the latest opinion polls. The ECB Financial Stability Review and Trade will also influence.
Aussie and Kiwi traders are going to continue to make adjustments to their positions in reaction to the chances of further rate cuts by the RBA and RBNZ, respectively. However, most eyes will be on the progress of the trade talks.
Mixed comments about the status of trade talks between the United States and China encouraged some investors to seek shelter in the safe-haven Japanese Yen. The Australian Dollar closed lower last week after the country’s employment report for the month of October created a surprise disappointment among investors. The New Zealand Dollar finished the week sharply higher after wholesale interest rates spiked after the Reserve Bank left its official cash rate (OCR) unchanged at 1 percent.