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AUD to USD Overview:The Australian dollar has become the barometer for global growth since the year 2000. Its appreciation against the US dollar is closely linked to commodities market conditions as the emerging markets in Asia develop. Central Bank diversification out of USD now means there is less ongoing support for the USD, as the world’s financial power slowly transfers from the United States.

Historical Ranges: 1 year 5 years 10 years
AUD/USD .7159 – .7942 .6826 – 1.0161 .6006 – 1.1078

Current Official Cash Rates:
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA): 1.50%         US Federal Reserve (FED): 1.00% to 1.25%

AUD/USD Update: 

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Mixed data this week has not helped the Australian dollar (AUD), now at 0.7590 after a high of 0.7664 at the start of the week. The inability to hold back over 0.7600 does not bode well for the AUD/USD and further United States dollar (USD) strength around the tax reforms next week will likely see the AUD test downside at 0.7570 a break of which should extend towards the 0.7490 region.

AUD/USD Exchange Rates: 

The current interbank midrate is: AUDUSD 0.7601

The interbank range this week has been: AUDUSD 0.7577 – 0.7695

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Impact on this currency pair:

After trading up at a 0.7664 high yesterday, the AUD ran out of steam today at 0.7638 after Chinese retail sales missed expectations by a big margin…The AUD is now at 0.7626 against the USD and we look for a test of 0.7610 later tonight, a break of which would open the way to 0.7585…any rebound of the USD on better CPI data would ramp pressure on the AUD.

AUD/USD Exchange Rates: 

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7629 0.7610 0.7750 0.7611 – 0.7700

AUD/USD

Impact on this currency pair:

The Australian dollar (AUD) has rallied overnight, now at 0.7682 on the United States dollar (USD) sell-off. The AUD also some support from higher than expected inflation figures yesterday in China which helped alleviate fears about a further slowdown in the Chinese economy. A break over 0.7700 may see resistance at 0.7725 tested but any moves much above this level will be on US events not domestic issues. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts .

Exchange Rates: 

The current interbank midrate is: AUDUSD 0.7680

The interbank range this week has been: AUDUSD 0.7627 – 0.7700

AUD/USD

The Australian dollar has bounced back to 0.7685 against the USD, supported by the uptick in commodity prices. It has lost some momentum close to the 0.7700 level ahead of this afternoon’s RBA rate decision and we would expect another test of 0.7700 after the RBA, if there are no surprises. The AUDUSD rally could then extend to 0.7750 on the way to 0.7800 if commodities stay firm. Sport at 0.7625 is unlikely to be visited today. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7687 0.7610 0.7750 0.7639 – 0.7725

AUD/USD

Impact on this currency pair:

The Australian dollar is currently trading around 0.7690 vs the USD, down from the overnight 0.7730 high, pressured by today’s disappointing Retails Sales data and as the market awaits the US jobs data later tonight. We expect the AUD to trade around current levels and resistance at 0.7730 to hold ahead of the US data. A break of 0.7730 would target 0.7750/60 then a retake of the old previous key level at 0.7800. Immediate downside support is at 0.7670/75 then 0.7725. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

The current interbank midrate is: AUDUSD 0.7683

 

The interbank range this week has been: AUDUSD 0.7627 – 0.7725

 

AUD/USD
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AUD/USD

The Australian dollar continues to get knocked around by the USD, now at 0.7678 not far from the 3 1/2 month low of 0.7624 last week. Weaker Chinese PMI data today saw further AUD weakness. Support is back at 0.7650 then 0.7610 good US data later in the week could see these levels under threat. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7674 0.7610 0.7700 0.7627 – 0.7825

AUD/USD

The AUD continues to hold onto the 0.7800 level , bouncing back from the 0.7796 level , with stronger USD data expected over the week our view remains that downside is vulnerable, with a break of 0.7800 targeting 0.7750/50. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7818 0.7750 0.7945 0.7796 – 0.7888

AUD/USD

It has not been one the Australian dollars finest weeks. It is back at 0.7842 after ranging between 0.7992/0.7798 over the week. AUD recovery has been due to the softer USD overnight and with the 0.8000 level now a “bridge- to- far” AUD downside is favoured. 0.7800 support should hold going into next week, but a break of this level would likely extend to the 0.7750/70 region. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7840

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7801 – 0.7986

AUD/USD

The AUD made a low of 07906 on Friday but has clawed its way higher and is now around 0.7950. It’s trying hard to retake the AUD/USD 0.8000 level but given the risk-off tone this looks a bridge too far within the next few days. Gold’s price bounce should limit downside but the negative tone is dominant. Expect a range of 0.7910-0.7970 over the next few days. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7940 0.7870 0.8100 0.7909 – 0.8087

AUD/USD

The Australian dollar was having a good time this week, until it was hit hard by the RBA Governor’s speech and China downgrade. It is now around 0.7925 after a high of 0.8101 earlier in the week. We look for a test 0.7870 later next week. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7927

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7909 – 0.8087

AUD to USD

Better data has helped the Australian dollar this week but after a 0.8057 high to start the week it is now back again under the 0.8000 level at 0.7993. US data next week and Fed comments are critical….downside is favored. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7993

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7959 – 0.8124

AUD/USD

The Australian dollar has held well above the 0.8000 level against the USD, making an 0.8122 high on Friday. It started the week well but has been knocked to 0.8002 today on the strong USD and worse than expected Aussie business confidence data. A break below 0.8000 would threaten 0.7970. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.8008 0.7965 0.8100 0.7950 – 0.8124

AUD/USD

After struggling to break over the 0.8000 level against the USD the Australian dollar has spent the last few days 0.8010-0.8040 range, but is now at 0.8080 after the USD was sold lower on weaker data .Aussie economic data this week was mixed but generally supportive…now looks to pressure 0.8100 but any uptick in risk sentiment would damage AUD. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.8080

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7936 – 0.8099

AUD/USD

The Australian dollar has held steady over the last few days vs the USD, helped by the disappointing US jobs data and stronger gold/metal prices. It is now at 0.7960 as it tries to break over the 0.8000 level. This afternoon’s RBA statement may help, as could data later this week, Q2 GDP tomorrow a case-in-point….however any increase in risk-off sentiment will sap AUD strength. Click here to access AUD/USD currency charts.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7960 0.7850 0.7980 0.7872 – 0.8996

The Australian dollar has tried to break back over the USD 0.8000 level over the week but to no avail at that continues to be a step too far. It is now at 0.7943 and looks to stay capped at 0.8000 with 0.7870 under threat if tonight’s US jobs data exceeds expectations. It will also be gun-shy of any increase in Korean tensions.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7950

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7872 – 0.7996

The Australian dollar rallied sharply on Friday after the disappointment of Yellen’s speech. It made a 4 week high at 0.7972 overnight but is now back at 0.7930 after the Nth Korean news. Immediate support is at 07900 then 0.7865. The AUD was looking good to test 07980 ahead of 0.8000 on the weaker United States dollar but the renewed risk-off tone has put that on hold for the time being.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7923 0.7850 0.7980 0.7868 – 0.7973

The Australian dollar as drifted lower over the last few days and is now struggling to hold the 0.7900 level against the USD. Immediate upside looks limited to 0.7930 with support at 0.7870 more likely to be tested overnight. Key for near term direction however will be Fed Chair Yellen’s speech tonight.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7897

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7868 – 0.7951

The Australian dollar has had a good few days as the USD weakens. It is now at 0.7938 and has potential to kick on to 0.7960 over the next day or so. Not much in the way of AUD data so moves will largely be offshore driven. Commodity prices have also been AUD supportive.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7937 0.7850 0.7950 0.7808 – 0.7962

The Australian dollar has held against the USD reasonably well, now at 0.7895 after a high yesterday of 0.7961. It has been hurt by the change in risk tone but should around current levels into next week. Any break over 0.7925 would signal a push to 0.950 and above.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7896

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7808 – 0.7962

The New Zealand dollar bounce back has pressured the Canadian dollar on this cross. It is now trading at 0.9290 should test 0.9300, which if broken would see 0.9350 targeted.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7871 0.7850 0.7950 0.7839 – 0.7942

The Australian dollar has drifted lower for most of the week vs the USD. It is now at 0.7870 and remains vulnerable to the safe-haven flows although higher gold prices will help alleviate some of the downtrend. Immediate support is at 0.7850 should hold initially, although it’s like to come under increasing pressure. A break below that level would open the way for a move toward 0.7750.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7865

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7842 – 0.7980

The Australian dollar looks vulnerable to test 0.7900 which then targets 0.7870 against the USD. We view this as likely now that China’s trade data has been disappointing. Further USD strength also will increase AUD pressure.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7912 0.7870 0.8010 0.7892 – 0.8037

After falling below the 0.8000 level against the USD the Australian dollar has struggled to get back. It is currently at 0.7954 but tonight’s US jobs data could provide a break-out for the AUD in either direction. Most AUD gains have been on the back of USD weakness and a change in this scenario would put pressure back on the AUD. We continue to view the current level as a good opportunity for those looking to convert AUD to USD.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7952

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7916 – 0.8043

For much of this week the Australian dollar was range bound against the USD, trading sideways around 0.7925. That all changed in the wake of yesterday’s FOMC rate statement as the United States dollar saw sharp declines. The AUDUSD rate surged up to a high of 0.8065 before eventually running out of steam. It really was hard to justify the USD’s losses as the Fed statement held no real surprises, and overnight the USD has recovered somewhat thanks in part to a strong durable goods orders report. The market now awaits tonight’s USD GDP data which could easily see the USD recover even more ground. Expectations are for a strong result. If we do in fact see that the AUD could well head into next week close to, or even under the 0.7900 level.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7972

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7878 – 0.8065

Most of last week was spent consolidating the Australian dollar’s recent gains against the USD. Immediate support for the pair is seen around 0.7870 while the recent cycle highs around 0.7988 provide the first level of resistance. These are reasonably lofty levels for the AUD and tomorrow’s Australian inflation data will likely be key in deciding whether or not the rally can continue. This week from the US we have the FOMC statement, which shouldn’t provide and major surprises, along with along with Durable Goods order and Advance GDP.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7925 0.7870 0.7990 0.7787 – 0.7985

It’s been another week of solid gains for the Australian dollar against the USD. Broad based USD weakness has combined with positive Australian data to see the pair briefly attempt to attack the psychological important 0.8000 level. It was short lived however and it seems that may be a step too far too soon for the Aussie. The pair is currently consolidating around the 0.7950 level and it may well try to attack 0.8000 again, but there are signs that momentum is starting to wane on the entire rally and as such the AUD should find further gains much harder work. That’s not to say the rally is over by any means, but we are approaching levels that speculative sellers will start to find attractive, and as such there should be much more two way business on any further cracks higher.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7947

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7735 – 0.7985

The Australian dollar has had another very strong week buoyed by positive economic data, increasing gold prices, and broad based weakness in the United States dollar. To be fair, it was largely USD declines on Friday night, after soft US inflation and retails sales data, that drove the AUDUSD up to the recent highs at 0.7838. There is major resistance around 0.7850 and so far that’s contained the move. The pair opened the week consolidation between 0.7800 and 0.7850 and it remains to be seen if the market is willing to have another crack at that major resistance level. Today’s RBA minutes will draw attention, then on Thursday we have employment data to digest.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7787 0.7725 0.7850 0.7603 – 0.7838

It’s been a very positive week for the Australian dollar with strong gains seen against the United States dollar and most other currencies. The USD has seen some pressure on the back of dovish comments from Fed officials and the ongoing Trump-Russia drama, but a good portion of the AUDUSD rally has come from broad based AUD strength. I suspect this has been driven by changing interest rate expectations. Forecasters who had been suggesting the next rate move from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) was likely to be an interest rate cut, are now revising their outlook to are more stable interest rate forecast and the currency is therefore getting revalued on that basis. The AUD is now however approaching an area of resistance that will make further gains much hard to  come by. For the past 12 months or so the 0.7750 – 0.7775 area has capped any periods of strength it should provide a tough barrier this time as well. Those looking to purchase USD should take advantage of this move above 0.7700.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7732

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7573 – 0.7740

It’s been a week of sideways price action for the Australian dollar vs the USD. Trading has been contained between the tight parameters of 0.7570 and 0.7630. Even Friday’s key US employment data failed to break the deadlock and for the time being we can expect more of the same. There is little in the way of significant data set for release from Australia this week. On the US side of the equation we do have testimony from Janet Yellen to digest on Wednesday night, followed by inflation and retails sales data on Friday night.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7606 0.7570 0.7630 0.7572 – 0.7681

The Australian dollar has had a softer tone this week dropping from 0.7694 on Monday to 0.7570 today. The more dovish tone from the RBA hasn’t helped but the AUD did look a little over extended at the end of last week. Data flows continue to be positive but US data will rule. Tonight’s US employment data will be closely watched for its impact on the USD.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7584

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7572 – 0.7703

The Australian dollar remains the “turnaround kid” as data continues to be positive, today’s retail sales data was well ahead of expectations. Currently at 0.7680 the market awaits the RBA later this afternoon, immediate resistance at 0.7710 could be under threat.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7680 0.7550 0.7750 0.7578 – 0.7711

The Australian dollar ends the week on a positive note trading at 0.7700 after a high at 0.7710 overnight. Next week US data will be critical for AUD direction, but for the time being there is no sign the recent rally is abating. Key resistance around 0.7750 is not far away however and that should provide a tough topside barrier.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7695

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7545 – 0.7711

The Australian dollar has made up good ground over the last week, is now at 0.7590 and looks set to push back into the 0.7620+ level over the next few days. Comments from the Chinese Premier in the past hour have also supported the AUD and underpinned our positive near term outlook.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7595 0.7550 0.7640 0.7536 – 0.7622

The Australian dollar was knocked lower overnight after the Moody’s bank downgrade but is back around 0.7586. It looks established in a 0.7575-0.7635 range but the trend remains positive in the short term. Longer term the USD rate hikes will blunt AUD advances.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7591 0.7550 0.7640 0.7525 – 0.7635

A stronger end to the week for the AUD buoyed by the positive jobs data …now at  0.7594 after a high at 0.7634…. May have seen the end of AUD lows for a while but the stronger turn on the USD will subdue  AUD upside ….look for a 0.7560-0.7640 range into early next week..
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7584

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7520 – 0.7635

The Australian dollar is currently holding solidly over the 0.7500 level.  Now at 0.7561 almost at last week’s 0.7565 high. Maintaining current levels will depend on data for jobs this week and of course the FOMC on Thursday.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7557 0.7500 0.7600 0.7466 – 0.7566

A week of mixed emotions for the AUD as after a low of 0.7420 on Monday saw a high of 0.7565 overnight on data that was not as bad as expected… is now back around 0.7546, expect consolidation at this level but with a Fed rate hike next week any failure to hold the 0.7500 handle will see the AUD threaten 0.7450….
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7541

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7373 – 0.7566

After a high of 0.7497 yesterday the Australian dollar has been hit hard by the weaker Current account data and is now back at 0.7465. The RBA statement this afternoon has the potential to be market moving, but with a lower Q1 GDP result now expected tomorrow, the AUD now looks more on the back foot. Look for a move to the 0.7430 support level over the next day or so.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7468 0.7405 0.7470 0.7373 – 0.7497

The Australian dollar ends the week pretty beaten up, down at 0.7383 vs the USD after a 0.7474 high only 2 days ago. Next support is around 0.7340/50 then at 0.7300 would then expose 0.7285. Although the AUD is starting to look oversold, the tone is bearish and next Tuesday’s RBA meeting will be crucial.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7384

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7373 – 0.7476

The Australian dollar has been having a tough time as commodity prices continue to remain soft and China news has mostly been negative. Currently trading around 0.7425 with initial support at 0.7405, if broken an extension towards 0.7365 is likely. We look for consolidation within 0.7390-0.7460 range over the next couple of days ahead of Fridays NFP data.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7423 0.7405 0.7470 0.7419 – 0.7517

The Australian dollar heads into the close of the week close to where it started against the USD. There have been two significant attempts to rally but both times the pair ran into resistance around 07515. Soft commodity prices and Moody’s downgrade of China have been key factors in the AUD’s inability to hold onto gains above 0.7500. Minor support around 0.7445 is key. A break below there will encourage further selling and a likely test of 0.7390. Tonight’s US data in the form of Core Durable Goods Orders and Preliminary GDP will likely be key  in determining if the pair can hold above 0.7445 or if a bigger pullback is likely to unfold.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7455

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7407 – 0.7517

The Australian dollar continues to firm against the USD as the risk trade gains favour. It is now at 0.7495 and looks good to break through 0.7500 later today for a push to resistance at 0.7510, a break of which would expose 0.7550. 0.7470 initial support unlikely to be threatened over the next few days.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7485 0.7470 0.7510 0.7389 – 0.7498

A good and bad week for the Australian dollar. Good that it broke back over 0.7400, bad that it couldn’t hold onto the 0.7450 level. Now at 0.7420 and looks soft, another bounce in the USD should push the AUD back under 0.7400.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7425

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7371 – 0.7466

The Australian dollar has broken back over 0.7400 USD, and now trades at 0.7414. Yesterday’s high at 0.7445 marks the first level of resistance. The overall tone however is still AUD negative given ongoing disappointing China data, look for moves toward 0.7450 to attract selling interest.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7407 0.7330 0.7450 0.7330 – 0.7446

The Australian dollar found support at the 0.7330 level vs the US. It’s now back at 7382 but the 0.7400 level still provides a substantial barrier to further gains. We expect it to trade in the 0.7330-0.7400 range heading into next week, with the risks skewed to the downside.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7375

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7330 – 0.7427

The Australian dollar continues to be undermined by weaker commodity prices and poor Chinese data. After a high of 0.7545 last Wednesday the pair is now back at 0.7360 and it continues to look soft. The risk is for a move to the 0.7320/30 level over the next day or so.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7355 0.7330 0.7600 0.7356 – 0.7556

The Australian dollar has been undermined by weaker commodity prices and poor Chinese data this week. It looks soft and oversold, however the trend remains down and good US payrolls data could see an extension of the down move towards 0.7330. While commodities continue to trade heavily it’s hard to see a significant AUD recovery.
The current interbank midrate is:    AUDUSD 0.7386

The interbank range this week has been:    AUDUSD 0.7383 – 0.7556

This pair has suffered as offshore investors sold the Australian on the move away from commodity currencies on the back of the Canadian trade tariffs. It made a low of 0.7438 last week but has now clawed back to the 0.7545 level, look for consolidation around current levels heading into Friday’s US jobs data.

Current Level Support Resistance Last week’s range
AUD/USD 0.7541 0.7440 0.7600 0.7441 – 0.7563