The Aussie dollar has finally succumbed to selling pressure with our local currency down over a percent across the board. AUD/USD fell the most losing as much as 1.5% thanks to comments from Trump re: infrastructure and the latest unemployment claims number which hit its lowest point in 10 years - proving the Obama legacy lives on. AUD/USD did stage a brief rally early this morning but remains about 1.4% lower than this time yesterday. AUD/EUR and AUD/GBP also fell around 1% as positive economic and employment data out of Europe and the U.K helped to boost their local currencies.
Very little economic data is due out today, but U.S Federal Reserve Chairwomen Janet Yellen will speak about the U.S economy around 5am tomorrow morning. Market participants will be looking for any indications as to whether or not the Fed is likely to raise rates as soon as their next meeting (this March).
DATA RELEASES TODAY:
GBP – Services PMI at 8.30pm
USD - ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI at 2.00am
USD - Fed Chair Yellen Speaks at 5.00am (tomorrow morning)
AUD EXCHANGE RATES:
AUD/USD – 0.7531
AUD/GBP – 0.6132
AUD/EUR – 0.7165
AUD/NZD – 1.0682
AUD/JPY – 86.201
***Above rates are indicative wholesale rates and intended as a guide only***
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