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The AUD has been hit by a perfect storm…

The AUD has been hit by a perfect storm in 2016 so far; Yuan deprecation, commodity market weakness and a major escalation of geo-political concerns following North Korea’s nuclear... » Read more
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The OECD expects global GDP growth..

The OECD expects global GDP growth in real terms of 3.3% in 2016, however they expect this to be accompanied by significant slowdown in global trade, whereas the IMF... » Read more

There is very little on the data horizon..

There is very little on the data horizon this week and thus we expect a relative quiet week, with the local market only really in the office until Thursday... » Read more

We expect a relatively…

We expect a relatively quiet week with most pairs trading within their existing ranges.  Commodities, fluctuating risk appetite and year end capital flows are likely to be the main... » Read more

It’s widely expected that Federal Reserve will commence…

It's widely expected that Federal Reserve will commence monetary tightening with a 25bps rate hike this week. However, it’s the accompanying statement that has the potential to cause the most... » Read more

The failure in the USD index above 100 created a technically important…

The failure in the USD index above 100 created a technically important double top pattern and caused a significant liquidation of USD long positions, however the market remains fairly... » Read more
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We could be in for a volatile week, the recent moves in EUR/USD…

We could be in for a volatile week, the recent moves in EUR/USD (and both currencies more broadly) has largely been caused by the unexpected monetary policy divergence of... » Read more

We sense a palpable shift…

We sense a palpable shift in sentiment towards the AUD, while downside risks certainly remain, they are now likely contained by the already witnessed lows. Read full Inside Track here. » Read more

We sense a palpable shift in sentiment towards the AUD, while downside risks certainly remain…

We sense a palpable shift in sentiment towards the AUD, while downside risks certainly remain, they are now likely contained by the already witnessed lows. The AUD had a very strong... » Read more

The strong unemployment data has…

The strong unemployment data has given the AUD a boost particularly in the crosses, however general risk off sentiment is limiting gains versus USD and the JPY. The best way... » Read more