Daily Forex Commentary

13 February 2018 - US stocks recover sharply, lifting AUD to top spot on Monday. NAB Survey due today then watch UK CPI and US NFIB survey.

By Nick Parsons
13 February 2018 Australian Dollar (AUD) The Australian Dollar actually finished top of our one-day performance table on Monday, though this... read more

12 February 2018 - AUD awaits NAB Survey and Australian jobs data this week. US NFIB and CPI data will be key for inflation worries and the stock market.

By Nick Parsons
The Australian Dollar remains under pressure. The three main drivers of most of the valuation models of the currency are commodities, interest rate differentials and volatility... read more

07 February 2018 - AUD/USD stabilises after 3 cents drop from recent highs but AUD/NZD hits 6-month low.

By Nick Parsons
As the trading ranges in equity markets progressively narrowed through the Northern Hemisphere day... read more

06 February 2018 - US stocks plunge. AUD/USD falls for a 6th straight day ahead of RBA meeting. GBP finally tumbles on politics and poor UK data.

By Nick Parsons
6 February 2018 Australian Dollar (AUD) The Aussie Dollar had a much better day than many people had feared on Monday, rising against all th... read more

01 February 2018 - Very slightly more ‘hawkish’ Fed helps lift US Dollar off its lows. AUD very choppy but NZD the big winner on Wednesday as EUR and GBP give back gains.

By Nick Parsons
Over the past 48 hours, the AUD/USD exchange rate has had five moves in excess of half a cent without any obvious correlation to incoming news or economic data. After a decent NAB su... read more

31 January 2018 - FX markets becoming more volatile as US stocks drop sharply. Aussie CPI due this morning before Trump’s State of the Union address

By Nick Parsons
In the 24-hour period from lunchtime in Sydney on Monday to the same time on Tuesday, AUD/USD was trapped in just a 25 pip range from 0.8078 to 0.8103. Over the past 18 hours, though, it has been much livelier read more

30 January 2018 - NAB monthly survey out this morning. USD rallies ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday evening NY time

By Nick Parsons
30 January 2018 Australian Dollar (AUD) The Aussie Dollar joined in the holiday mood last Friday on Australia Day, rising to a high of USD0.... read more

26 January 2018 - President Trump talks up USD Dollar, leading to sharp reversal of earlier weakness

By Nick Parsons
26 January 2018 Australian Dollar (AUD) Our many Australian clients will be celebrating Australia Day today and we wish them all a happy and... read more

24 January 2018 - Fresh 37-month low for USD but AUD struggling to hold US 80 cents. NZD was top of the pile on Tuesday.

By Nick Parsons
Tuesday was a roller-coaster day for the Australian Dollar which reached a high around lunchtime in Sydney... read more

22 January 2018 - US Government shuts down for 19th time in last 40 years. ECB meeting on Thursday is key for EUR. AUD struggling to hold 80 US cents.

By Nick Parsons
A fortnight ago, the Australian Dollar stood on the sidelines as the rest of the non-US currency world partied, but last week it finally joined in... read more

19 January 2018 - AUD has another look at US 80 cents. NZD back at 73 cents. US Dollar falls on fears of a government shutdown.

By Nick Parsons
We said in our North American morning commentary that, “European traders seemed to like the employment report more than their Australian colleagues”... read more

15 January 2018 - US Dollar ended last week at a 3-year low. AUD/USD hit 79 cents for first time in almost 4 months. Aussie labour data are out on Thursday.

By Nick Parsons
It was a pretty wild week for nearly all the world’s major currencies, the one exception to this being the Australian Dollar... read more

10 January 2018 - USD strengthens again as 10-year bond yields break 2.50%. NZD outperforms AUD once more.

By Nick Parsons
The Australian Dollar didn’t have a great day on Tuesday though it did manage a 10th consecutive day on a US 78 cents ‘big figure’... read more

09 January 2018 - USD nudges gradually higher as German politics weigh on EUR. NZD was Monday’s top performer.

By Nick Parsons
9 January 2018 Australian Dollar (AUD) The Australian Dollar hasn’t been able to extend last week’s gains. Though it is still on... read more

08 January 2018 - US CPI figures will be this week’s economic highlight. Watch, too Thursday’s retail sales numbers for the AUD.

By Nick Parsons
The Australian Dollar remained on a US 78 cents big figure for all but a few minutes of the first week of the new year 2018... read more

03 January 2018 - US Dollar index falls another half point to fresh 14-week low. AUD/USD and NZD/USD both extend recent gains though CAD is top of the pile.

By Nick Parsons
With the US Dollar remaining under pressure and gold hitting its highest level since September 18th at ... read more

29 December 2017 - USD hits weakest since September 25th; on track for first annual drop since 2012. AUD/USD hits 2-month high of 0.7807, NZD/USD reaches 0.7097

By Nick Parsons
The Aussie Dollar continues its very good post-Christmas run. Boxing Day saw AUD/USD hit a high of 0.7730 - its best le read more

28 December 2017 - USD continues to slide lower, AUD/USD hits 2-month high, NZD/USD reaches 0.7075

By Nick Parsons
28th December,2017 Australian Dollar (AUD) The Aussie Dollar has had a pretty good post-Christmas run. Boxing Day saw AUD/USD hit a high of... read more

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