The looks are going to affect the safe-haven USD pricing dynamics, and give the perceived risky AUD a fresh boost in direction. The pair AUD/USD came under new selling pressure Tuesday, giving up some of its positive momentum from a 2-and-a-half-week high. Looking at the chart for the week, the lower move today has brought AUD/USD back into a swing zone dating back to July 2020, between $0.6966 and $0.7005.
The U.S. dollar, tied up in a safe currency, has been weakened, particularly with the euro rising following the news the ECB has brought forward expectations of rate rises in Q3. At the same time, investors continued to shift toward the USD following a Central Bank statement indicating tapering may soon start, ending next year. The re-invigoration, in turn, has caused a fresh wave of risk aversion globally, helping the safe-haven USD rebound a bit from a month-long low, and dampening the perceived risky AUD.
In August 2015, the Australian Dollar fell rapidly following Chinas Central Bank announcement that the Chinese currency would be devalued, placing it at the lowest level against the U.S. Dollar for three years. Although the dollar fell substantially from that peak in late 2008, it recovered slowly to reach 94 US cents by 2009. In the following two decades, its highest value in relation to the dollar was $0.881 in December 1988.
Economic reforms have seen the Australian dollar recover most of its value from the early 1990s, rising steadily again to a value of 0.688 in March 2013. However, following Chinas discontinuation of its massive purchases of Australian commodities in 2013, the Australian dollars value against the U.S. dollar has since fallen, reaching $0.88 at the end of 2013, and to only $0.65 by March 2020. In 2016, the Australian dollar was the fifth-most traded currency on global exchange markets, accounting for 6.9% of daily global share.
The Australian dollar (AUD) is the worlds fifth most traded currency, while the U.S. dollar (USD) is the worlds most traded currency, which results in a highly liquid pairing, with narrow spreads, which are usually kept in a 1pc-3pc range at most forex brokers. The AUD/USD is the fourth most traded currency, however, it is not one of the six currencies which form the U.S. dollar index (USDX). The AUD/USD is the currency pair that encompasses the Australian dollar (symbol $, code AUD) of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the U.S. dollar (symbol $, code USD). The Australian dollar symbol is $, however, symbols such as A$ or Au$ are also used to differentiate the Australian dollar from other dollars-denominated currencies.
In this situation, Australian dollars are considered as the base currency, while U.S. dollars (abbreviated USD) are considered the quoted currency, or the denomination at which the price quotation is given. AUD/USD (sometimes written as AUDUSD) is an acronym of the Australian dollar-U.S. dollar currency pairing, or cross. The Australian dollar (AUD) is the currency of Australia and its designated territories: Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island. The Australian dollar (AUD) is the fifth-most traded currency on foreign exchange markets, behind the U.S. dollar (USD), euro (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY), British pound sterling (GBP).
On 15 October 2010, the AUD reached parity with the USD for the first time since it became a freely traded currency, trading above $1 for several seconds. The peg was adjusted for the US dollar on 9 September 1973, and was fixed at 1 Australian dollar at US$1.487, making the Australian dollar worth 0.58 British pounds, according to the then-current USD/GBP rates. On 9 September 1973, the peg was adjusted to $1.4875 USD, with the swing limit changed to $1.485-1.490 US dollars; both on 7 December 1973 and on 10 December 1973, New Yorks midday purchase price of wire transfers paid in foreign currencies reached a maximum of $1.4885 US dollars per dollar. With the dissolution of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, Australia converted its traditional peg to fluctuation rates with respect to the US dollar.
Analysts at Macquarie Wealth Management were among the first investment banks to take an interest in the Australian, believing rising world commodity prices might drive the US$ up to 75c. In the most bullish scenario, with CRBRI rising 20% from its lows (which is a moderate upwards move), Macquarie Wealth Management believes that a $.80 implied AUD/USD is possible. There are, however, limits to that predicted rise, and the argument is that an AUD/USD of 80 cents will probably be resisted by the RBA, with levels like this probably being enough to choke economic growth. When the Federal Reserve steps in with an open market intervention to weaken the US Dollar, for instance, the value of the AUD/USD pair may rise.
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The provided exchange rates are only indicative, as of the time and date shown, are subject to market movements, and so are constantly changing. It is worth knowing that mid-market rates for AUD/USD are not always available at your usual bank or exchange services. Whatever your perspective, you can trade the markets ups and downs with CFDs, via IGSs world-class trading platform, right now. Remember, the U.S. Dollar has been powerful against just about everything, so it really makes sense we would see it here too.