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RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD

RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD

June 29, 2022 06:46 AM

Key takeaways from todays RBA communique and what it means for the AUDUSD

Following last week's mega moves by central banks, the calendar this week allows central bankers to finetune some of those shifts, starting with a plethora of communique from the RBA this morning.

June 21, 2022 04:11 AM

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RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD?

At its monthly meeting next Tuesday, the 7th, the Reserve Bank Board is widely expected to raise the cash rate from its current setting of 0.35%.

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.

AU Q1 2022 GDP preview and what comes next for the AUDUSD

Just one week before the highly anticipated June RBA Board meeting, Australian Q1 2022 GDP is set to drop this Wednesday.

May 30, 2022 08:45 AM

Bird flies after RBNZ hawkish hike - NZDUSD

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has today raised the Official Cash Rate by 50 basis points to 2.00%, a follow up to its 50bp rate hike in April. While this was widely expected, a surprise came as the RBNZ revised the OCR terminal rate to 3.9% in June 2023 from its earlier 3.35% forecast.

RBNZ preview and what comes next for the NZDUSD?

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is widely expected to raise the Official Cash Rate by another 50 basis points to 2.00% at its meeting tomorrow. The real focus will be on the accompanying Monetary Policy Statement (MPS), which will provide updated inflation forecasts and OCR track changes.

May 24, 2022 08:02 AM

AUDUSD slumps after soft wages data and fears of new lockdowns in China

After the RBA Minutes noted yesterday that members had considered a 40bp rate increase at the May meeting, the focus for traders this morning was firmly on Q1 AU 2022 wages data - seeking clues as to the size of the RBA's next rate hike.

May 18, 2022 04:41 AM

AUDUSD bounces back on RBA minutes and China headlines

This morning saw the release of the RBA’s May meeting minutes. The market was hoping for clues on the likely size of next month’s rate hike, particularly after the bank caught all commentators on the wrong foot last month by raising rates by 25bp to 0.35%.

May 17, 2022 03:53 AM

Where are the tail risks for this weekend's Australian Federal Election?

The Australian Federal Election is just five days away. Both polling and betting markets have the ALP well ahead. As illustrated by Brexit, Donald Trump’s election in 2016 and the Australian Federal Election in 2019, polls are not fool proof.

Will equity market contagion spread to FX? USDJPY and GBPUSD

The woes of Wall Street deepened overnight, and after another session of heavy losses, the S&P500 is trading back at levels last seen in April last year.

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RBA rate hike review and what comes next for the AUDUSD

For the first time since November 2010, the RBA has raised interest rates today, from a record low of 0.1% to 0.35%.

NZ employment report preview and what next for the NZDUSD

A huge week ahead as three central banks line up to raise interest rates, and three employment reports drop, including one in New Zealand on Wednesday morning.

AUDUSD steady as jobless rate stabilises at record lows

After an impressive rebound over the past three months, Australian Labour Force data released early today has shown the pace of the recovery has slowed to a more sustainable pace in March.

Key considerations for the Kiwi ahead of tomorrows RBNZ meeting

At 11 am Sydney time tomorrow, the RBNZ will announce either a 25bp or an inflation-busting 50bp rate hike in what will be a very close call.

April 12, 2022 02:51 AM

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ASX200 Afternoon Wrap 5th of April 2022

The ASX200 added 14 points today to 7528 after the RBA removed its dovish forward guidance at its monthly Board Meeting this afternoon.

April 5, 2022 09:07 AM

AUDUSD screams higher on RBA loss of patience and higher commodities

The AUDUSD has surged to a 9-month high at .7639 (1.15%), following a more hawkish RBA meeting and a lift in the commodity complex overnight.

April 5, 2022 08:40 AM

Has USDJPY printed a blow off high or building for another leg higher?

Positive developments overnight as both Moscow and Kyiv reported peace talks in Istanbul have been productive and after Russia claimed it would pare back activities in Kyiv and Chernihiv.

March 30, 2022 03:23 AM

NZDUSD under pressure as NZ Consumer confidence slumps to the lowest level since GFC

U.S. yields surged overnight by a jaw-dropping 10-18bp across the curve after Fed Chair Powell opened the door to a 50bp rate hike at the next FOMC meeting.

March 22, 2022 01:22 AM

AUDUSD suppressed but for how much longer- Part II

Last week the Federal Reserve commenced its first-rate hiking cycle since December 2018, against perhaps the most challenging macroeconomic backdrop it has ever faced.

NZ Q4 GDP and what comes next for AUDNZD?

As is often the case, Thursdays New Zealand's quarterly GDP release follows hot on the heels of the FOMC meeting and a few hours before Australia's monthly jobs data, likely making for a volatile session in Asia.

March 15, 2022 01:55 AM