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Aussie slightly lower after RBA leaves key rate at historic low

News by Newsroom on 00:36 EST April 04, 2017
The Australian Central Bank left on Tuesday its base rate unchanged, as expected, at 1.5%.

Annual inflation weaker than expected makes the dollar sink

News by Newsroom on 19:54 EST January 24, 2017
The last quarter of 2016 saw inflation weaker than previously anticipated amid a slump in the price of health care, transport and communications according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics report released on Wednesday.

Gold continues climbing higher

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 09:30 EST January 18, 2017
Gold trades on the second week of January well above the $1,200/oz handle.

Markets quiet but oil and the Aussie strong on Tuesday

News by Newsroom on 20:44 EST December 20, 2016
The Australian dollar is the strongest currency against a basket of major currencies at the end of Tuesday.

Canadian wholesale sales rise

News by Newsroom on 20:40 EST December 20, 2016
Canadian wholesale sales rose by 1.1% for October, a stronger number than the expected increase of 0.4%. September’s data was revised though to show a decline of 1.5% from the original estimate of 1.2%.

Gold bounces from critical support

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 15:43 EST December 19, 2016
After dropping like a stone for the past months against the all mighty US dollar the metal has gained so far almost $20/oz from its most recent low in Dec 15 at $1123.

Australia: consumer confidence plunges while business conditions lowest in 19 months

News by Newsroom on 21:04 EST December 12, 2016
Trading conditions for Australian businesses fell to the lowest level seen in almost two years in November, raising further concerns about the underlying strength in the economy.

Aussie up on better than expected retail sales

News by Newsroom on 22:01 EST December 01, 2016
Retail sales in Australia advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

The trend is up for oil

News by Simon Kazinsky on 04:33 EST December 01, 2016
Oil has gained around 10% in less than 24 hours after the OPEC agreed on Wednesday to cut production for first time in eight years.

Australia manufacturing sector manages to get back into expansion

News by Newsroom on 19:28 EST Octuber 31, 2016
The manufacturing sector in Australia turned back into expansion in October according to the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group released on Tuesday as the Performance of Manufacturing Index hit 50.9 up from 49.8 in September.

Inflation picking up in Australia boosts the Aussie

News by Newsroom on 21:07 EST Octuber 25, 2016
The headline inflation published on Tuesday well above expectations lifted the Australian dollar above 0.77 per US dollar, a 0.7% up.

Gold, silver and oil up on Tuesday morning

News by Newsroom on 05:29 EST Octuber 25, 2016
Commodities and commodity linked currencies are shinning on Tuesday morning trading.

Dollar breaks out at the start of the week

News by Newsroom on 15:39 EST Octuber 24, 2016
The dollar continues showing its strength on Monday.

Bank of Canada hints more stimulus

News by Newsroom on 16:39 EST Octuber 19, 2016
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday the central bank "actively" discussed the possibility of adding more stimulus into the economy at its last meeting "in order to speed up the return of the economy to full capacity". The Canadian dollar and short-term bond yields slid, reversing course after.

New RBA governor Philip Lowe says more interest rate cuts needed

News by Newsroom on 02:14 EST Octuber 18, 2016
The Australian dollar is shrugging off comments from newly appointed RBA governor Lowe that more interest rates are needed to combat low inflation.

Australian home loans still weak

News by Allie Longford on 22:10 EST Octuber 10, 2016
The value of owner-occupier lending fell by 1.6% to $19.497 billion in August in seasonally adjusted terms the Australian Bureau of statistics earlier today.

Swiss franc shines on Wednesday

News by Newsroom on 15:37 EST Octuber 05, 2016
The Swiss franc is the indisputable winner on Wednesday forex trading.

Australian retail sales beat expectations

News by Newsroom on 20:49 EST Octuber 04, 2016
Retail sales in Australia rose more than expected in September, official data showed on Wednesday.

Gold and stocks sink on Tuesday while oil remains robust

News by Allie Longford on 15:07 EST Octuber 04, 2016
Big moves in the market on the second day of the week.

Reserve Bank of Australia leaves interest rates on hold

News by Newsroom on 12:41 EST Octuber 04, 2016
The Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold at 1.5 percent this Tuesday.

Oil pops as OPEC trims production

News by Newsroom on 19:48 EST September 28, 2016
OPEC has agreed on Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008, following a capitulation by Saudi Arabia, which was forced to soften its stance on rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices.

Gold Technical Analysis

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 15:52 EST September 18, 2016
Gold is making some textbooks moves.

Oil dips as inventory rises

News by Newsroom on 11:09 EST August 31, 2016
Oil prices tumbled 2 percent on Wednesday after data showed a large build in U.S. crude inventory and a smaller-than-expected dip in gasoline.

Silver technical analysis

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 12:27 EST August 25, 2016
Silver is lingering at an important support.

AUDUSD technical analysis

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 09:34 EST July 19, 2016
AUDUSD is again testing a Moving Average that has acted as resistance.

NZDUSD technical analysis

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 09:25 EST July 19, 2016
The kiwi is still in a mid/long term decline.

What does a fail coup look like in a currency chart

News by Simon Kazinsky on 10:13 EST July 18, 2016
The answer, not much.

Australian dollar overvalued says top forecaster

News by Newsroom on 02:08 EST July 13, 2016
The yield premium that Australian debt offers over other developed market peers has helped the Aussie, but that might change with the Reserve Bank of Australia having more room than its counterparts to lower its benchmark, according to Unicredit SpA.

Gold and silver start the week extremely well while oil remains weak

News by Newsroom on 14:55 EST July 04, 2016
Quiet Monday session as the US market remains closed for Independence day.

Pound slides further as Bank of England unveils more QE

News by Newsroom on 11:16 EST June 30, 2016
The pound is again in a new wave down against all currencies as Mark Carney unveils yet another QE program to ease the Brexit shock.