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AU Q1 2022 GDP beats forecasts and frames further gains for AUDNZD

As the release of the final partials yesterday warned, Australian Q1 2022 Australian GDP has beaten expectations, rising by a solid 0.8% QoQ and 3.3% YoY, despite the impact of Omicron and the devastating rains and floods that hit the East Coast.

AUD/NZD technical breakout on RBA rate hike

The RBA’s surprise hike caught AUD/NZD traders with their guard down. As a result, the pair traded to its highest level since August 2018.

May 3, 2022 03:12 PM

Asian Open: Equities rally on peace talks, NZ business outlook up next

European and US indices were broadly higher as peace talks moved in the right direction. Today we’re watching AUD/NZD for today’s NZ Business Outlook report.

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Asian Open: Sanctions arrive on the scene, RBNZ up next

The US unleashed new sanctions against Russian elites and two banks, whilst EU, Germany and the UK announced their own financial burdens.

Asian Open: AUD/NZD breaks trend support, China’s LPR at 12:15

Despite NZD and AUD being the strongest majors last week, the AUD/NZD cross dropped a couple of clues it may try to correct below a key resistance level.

Asian Open: Meta gets Zucker punched, AUD/NZD eyes 1.0800

Despite a positive close for Wall Street, US futures are now trading lower after a dire earnings report from Meta.

NZ jobs preview and AUDNZD trade idea update

A public holiday in New Zealand yesterday for the Auckland Anniversary Day, enabling local traders a chance to catch their breath after a busy few weeks.

Asian Open: Wall Street rallies into month end, AUD/NZD firm pre-RBA

After 5-day of choppy yet sideways trading on Wall Street, momentum finally tipped its hand with a broad rally for US indices.

Bumper AU jobs data and China rate cut ignite AUDNZD

Following an impressive gain of +366k jobs in November, the Australian economy added another +64.8k job in December. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2% from 4.6%, its lowest level since pre the Global Financial Crisis, August 2008

January 20, 2022 03:35 AM

Asian Open: Equity sentiment fragile during first week of trade

The backdrop of a hawkish Fed with equities just below record highs proved too much for bull last week, with tech stocks baring the brunt with a -4.5% decline.

Asian Open: AUD/CAD Looks Set to Head South

Lower trading volumes due to Thanksgiving in the US made for a quiet session overnight, but that didn’t prevent the AUD/CAD cross making a ‘break’ for it.

November 25, 2021 10:09 PM

Asian Open: USD soars as Fed expected to taper faster

The Fed are really beginning to feel the heat of inflation as core PCE hit a 30-year high.

Asian Open: RBNZ are expected to hike, but by how much?

How NZD pairs react today will likely be driven by whether RBNZ hike by 25 or 50 bps, and how hawkish that hike is deemed to be in their last meeting of the year.

Aussie vs Kiwi: Which is better currency to own? AUD/USD, NZD/USD, AUD/NZD

If Australian data continues to be better than expected, AUD/NZD may go bid as the Aussie plays catch-up.

November 10, 2021 11:04 PM

AUDNZD set to shake off better AU Biz and Consumer Confidence data

Modest risk off flows in FX overnight saw commodity currencies under pressure. The Australian dollar closed at .7378 (-0.61%), closely followed by the New Zealand dollar, which closed at .7110 (-0.50).

November 10, 2021 01:54 AM

After a booming month, AUD/NZD fails hard at key resistance

Over the last 3 days the pair held resistance and moved lower, helped on Monday by a surge in Q3 inflation from New Zealand

October 18, 2021 09:27 PM

Asian Open: Democrats Consider McConnel Offer to Avoid Debt Default

Equities rallied into the close on hopes that McConnell and Schumer will sort this out the good old-fashioned way with a backroom deal.

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