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AUD/USD weekly outlook: RBA, FOMC minutes, wages and PMIs on tap

AUD/USD could be susceptible to movement from minutes of the recent FOMC and RBA meetings. But with Australian unemployment data hitting a three-year high, a softer set of wage figures could bring forward bets of a rate cut.

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February 18, 2024 08:00 PM
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AUD/USD falls, ASX probes record high on soft CPI figures, RBA-cut bets

Australia’s Q4 data report will be warmly welcomed for those calling for RBA cuts, with all headline data points coming in beneath expectations.

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January 31, 2024 01:31 AM
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Euro Forecast: EUR/USD Testing Key Support at 1.08 Ahead of Fed, NFP

EUR/USD is testing key support near 1.0800 with major crosswinds from month-end flows, the Fed, and NFP this week.

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January 29, 2024 07:57 PM

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Gold 2024 Fundamental Outlook Preview

With a favourable macro backdrop and technical indications pointing higher, see why we could see new records in gold prices in 2024.

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December 26, 2023 09:27 PM
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EUR/USD 2024 Fundamental Outlook Preview

Stronger US growth and similar inflation on both sides of the Atlantic could lead to more aggressive interest rate cuts from the ECB, boosting EUR/USD.

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AUDUSD 2024 Fundamental Outlook Preview

With a soft landing assumed, AUD/USD could rise in 2024, but we're not necessarily expecting runaway gains...

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December 25, 2023 10:40 PM
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Central Bank 2024 Outlook Preview

Major central banks may switch gears in 2024 amid the weakening outlook for global growth accompanied by signs of slowing inflation.

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December 24, 2023 10:00 PM
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Explainer: what are financial conditions and why they matter for traders?

This explainer looks at what determines financial conditions, the impact they have on markets and the real economy, along with the indicators you can watch to monitor how they’re evolving.

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December 21, 2023 11:38 PM

US CPI, FOMC, BOE, ECB and SNB on tap: The Week Ahead

Four major central banks meeting next week including the FOMC, ECB, BOE and SNB. While no changes are expected, traders want to know who may be the first to cut rates.

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December 7, 2023 02:56 AM
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2024 Market Outlook: US Dollar in Focus as Central Banks Pivot

Why the US dollar could benefit from fewer rate cuts than expected following a relatively quiet 2023...

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FOMC, BOJ and BOE on tap: The Week Ahead – 27/10/2023

We have a busy calendar with what would usually be ‘red flag’ days, including central bank meetings with the FOMC, BOJ and BOE. There’s a reasonable chance we’ll see no action across all three, but the bigger response for global markets could be if the BOJ widen or abandon their yield curve control (YCC).

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October 27, 2023 01:20 AM
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AUD/USD: Pops higher on RBA minutes scattered with hawkish tinges

The hawkish tone of the RBA’s October monetary policy minutes has caught markets by surprise, seeing the AUD pop higher against the USD and crosses.

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October 17, 2023 02:08 AM
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NZD/USD turns lower as the RBNZ hold rates once more

NZD/USD's break above 60c ahead of the RBNZ's announced that they held rates at 5.5% again was shortly lived, and momentum has turned decisively lower. Ans there could be further downside to come.

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AUD/USD, ASX 200 headwinds to persist with ‘higher for longer’ Fed rates: Asian Open

At the most basic level the Fed delivered what was expected; another policy pause with the potential for further hikes. The opening paragraph tipped noted an economy which is “expanding at a solid pace” with a slower but “strong” job growth and elevated inflation. There’s nothing remotely dovish there. And then we look at the numbers…

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September 20, 2023 10:42 PM

US Dollar Analysis: Fed's Hawkish Hike Boosts Buck

The US dollar rises as the Fed still expects another rate hike and only two rate cuts next year

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September 20, 2023 07:23 PM
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EUR/USD implied volatility blows out ahead of ECB, US data: European open

With an ECB interest rate decision and three US data points sandwiched in between, we could be in for an interest hour's trade on EUR/USD. And that likely explains why the 1-day implied volatility band is more than twice its 20-day average.

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How central banks control money

Money supply is directly controlled by central banks of influential countries around the world. Learn how they decrease and increase money supply in this article.

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The RBNZ hold rates, AUD/USD breaks out ahead of US CPI

The RBNZ held their cash rate steady for the first time following 12 consecutive hikes, whilst AUD/USD broke above its 200-day MA ahead of a key US inflation report.

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AUD/USD, USD/CAD analysis: CPI reports for AUD and CAD traders in focus

Key inflation reports for Canada and Australia will be released over the next 24 hours which could have a direct impact on interest rate decisions for the BOC and RBA.

The Week Ahead: US Inflation, FOMC, ECB and BOJ meetings in focus

Three mighty central banks release their monetary policy decisions next week, starting with the FOMC meeting on Wednesday. But Tuesday’s inflation report could also carry some clout as it has the potential to move the needle between an anticipated pause to an undesired hike if it surprises too much to the upside.

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June 9, 2023 04:12 AM
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AUD/USD Analysis: Are the RBA on track for another hike?

A hot inflation report and hefty wage increase for minimum-wage earners has seen a rise in bets the RBA could hike at tomorrow’s meeting.

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June 5, 2023 04:54 AM
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The history of money

Learn about the full history of money to see how currency evolved from barter systems to bitcoin. In this timeline, we go deep on the evolution of money including the development of banking establishments and the future of cashless societies.