Key Factors to Watch in AUD Crosses
We’ve had some important developments in the fundamental backdrop for AUD recently that are worth discussing. These developments are particularly evident in the price action of AUDNZD and AUDJPY. Rate Movements Driving AUDNZD So, looking at AUDNZD we’ve seen a large move higher recently in the wake of the RBNZ unexpectedly cutting rate by .5% […]
RBA Governor Says Further Rate Cuts Likely
In his semi-annual testimony before Australian parliament yesterday, RBA governor Lowe told law-makers that he stands ready to reduce interest rates further if necessary. However, Lowe tempered his message saying that the Australian economy is likely through the worst of the slowdown. Lowe’s comments came as the bank released its quarterly statement on monetary policy […]
NZD Rocked By Surprise .50% RBNZ Rate Cut!
Perhaps the recent USD experience in reaction to the Fed’s latest rate cut was a learning curve for the RBNZ. At its August meeting held overnight, the bank was widely expected to cut rates, with a .25% cut priced in. However, the RBNZ took markets by surprise as it announced a .50% rate cut, sending […]