Australian Dollar (AUD)

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newratings.com  10 hrs ago  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - The Australian dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday. The Australian dollar rose to 2-day highs of 86.02 against the yen, 1.5834 against the euro and 1.1074 against the NZ...
WA Business News  Aug 26  Comment 
The Australian dollar has gained ground after a rocky night in which the greenback bolstered on solid US economic data.
News.com.au  Aug 26  Comment 
THE Australian dollar is lower after a top Federal Reserve official said economic havoc in China has cast a shadow over the likelihood of a US rate hike.
News.com.au  Aug 26  Comment 
STOCK market turmoil and the low Australian dollar are here to stay. Experts warn it spells bad news for your wardrobe, holiday plans and super account.
News.com.au  Aug 26  Comment 
THE Australian dollar has been dragged down as traders remain cautious about how far China’s stockmarket will unwind.
WA Business News  Aug 25  Comment 
The Australian dollar has been dragged down as traders remain cautious about how far China's stockmarket will unwind.
The Australian  Aug 25  Comment 
The Aussie dollar has moved further below US72 cents despite briefly surging on news of a rate cut in China.
newratings.com  Aug 25  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - The Australian dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Tuesday. The Australian dollar rose to 1.5936 against the euro and 86.86 against the yen, from yesterday's closing quotes of...
News.com.au  Aug 24  Comment 
THE market turmoil of recent days is likely to push the Australian dollar lower and could even spark another rate cut, as the ASX reversed well over half of its horror four per cent losses.




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The Australian Dollar (also known as "Aussie" [1]) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is denoted with a leading $, though in an international context the $ is often appended to an "A" or "AU" to distinguish the currency from other dollars. For example, within the nation of Australia $27 is read "twenty-seven dollars," while in an international context the same value might be written AU$27 and read "twenty-seven dollars, Australian".

The chart at left shows the USD/AUD currency pair; the number of Australian Dollars equivalent to 1 U.S. Dollar (USD).

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Trading Hours

The most active AUD trading hours are from Tokyo Open (7:00PM ET / 0:00 GMT), AUD Economic Releases (7:30AM ET / 0:30 GMT) and U.S. Economic Releases (8:30AM ET/ 13:30 GMT).

Things to know when Trading the Australian Dollar (AUD)

The chart below showcases the relationship between gold and AUD/USD. Australia happens to be one of the biggest producers of gold; therefore, gold prices have an impact on the pair.

Nickname – The only nickname for the Australian dollar is the Aussie which is a shortened version of the name.

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The 10 year chart of Gold vs. AUD / USD

Central Bank - The Reserve Bank of Australia conducts monetary policy meetings 11 times a year and their decisions on interest rates could have significant ramifications for the currency market. Glenn Stevens is the central bank governor for Australia. He assumed the post in 2006 and can serve up to 7 years.

Most Active Trading Hours – We tend to see the most significant volatility in the Australian dollar when Australian economic data is being released which is usually around the Tokyo open.

What Does the Economy Rely On? – Australia is a service sector economy but the country produces a tremendous amount of key commodities such as gold and copper. Therefore the Australian economy can be very sensitive to the moves in commodity prices.

Who Does the Economy Rely on for Trade? – Australia’s largest trading partners are in the Asia-Pac region. They do the most trade with Japan followed by China and South Korea.

Market Moving Economic Releases – Central bank rate decisions are usually the most market moving indicators, which mean that they can create the greatest volatility for any currency followed by the employment report, the consumer spending and inflation reports

The Australian Economy

Key Facts

The Australian Economy is comprised of 71.1% Services, 26.4% Industrial, and 2.5% Agriculture. It's largest trading partners are Japan, China, South Korea, US and New Zealand. Some other key facts about the Australian Economy:

  1. Sixth Most Traded Currency
  2. RBA Holds Highest Rate out of All G10 Central Banks
  3. Depends Heavily on Export Demand from China
  4. World’s Fourteenth Largest Economy
  5. Home of the Eight Largest Stock Exchange – the Australian Securities Exchange

General Economic Statistics

2008 GDP Estimate(USD $1.069 Trillion)
Population:22.3 Million
Interest Rate*4.5
Inflation**2.50%
Trade Balance***AUD $2.1 Billion

Market Moving Economic Releases

  1. RBA Rate Decision
  2. Retail Sales
  3. Consumer Prices
  4. Employment Change
  5. GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
  6. Trade Balance
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