Euro Reaches One-Year Low Versus Dollar on Economy; Yen Slumps – Thomas Averill

The euro reached the lowest level in almost a year against the dollar as signs the region’s economy is underperforming that of the U.S. damped demand for the shared... » Read more

The Inside Track – 1st September 2014

Key Themes: HUGE – data and event risk week. Numerous central bank decisions, PMIs, geo-political, US unemployment and local GDP. Surely it’s time for volatility to resurface? The EU issues... » Read more

The Inside Track 25th August 2014

Key Themes: The USD is looking strong across the board as Yellen leaves the door open for future rate hikes. EUR/USD breaks key 1.3250 support opening up further losses towards... » Read more

The Inside Track – 18th August 2014

Key Themes: US Inflation, will it force the Fed to tighten earlier? CPI is due on Tuesday with only a modest 0.1% increase forecast. The Jackson Hole conference commences on... » Read more

Yen Touches 5-Month High Against Euro on Ukraine, Gaza – Thomas Averill

The yen touched the strongest level since February against the euro as investors sought haven assets after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine and amid escalating... » Read more

Yen Weakens Versus Dollar After China Growth Report; Pound Gains – Thomas Averill

The yen weakened from an almost six-week high versus the dollar as Chinese data signaled optimism for economic growth and fueled demand for riskier assets. The Japanese currency dropped against... » Read more

Aussie Dollar Falls for Fourth Day as Consumer Sentiment Worsens – Derek Mumford

Australia’s dollar fell for a fourth day after reports showed consumer sentiment deteriorated and home loans stagnated. Demand for the Aussie and New Zealand’s kiwi dollar was limited on concern... » Read more

August RBA Minutes Show Rates On Hold For Now

The RBA released the minutes of the August 6th Board meeting where they cut rates by 25 basis points to 2.50%, at 11.30am AEST today. The pertinent points were: •... » Read more

Unemployment Rate steady at 5.7% in July

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for July 2013 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.7%. (5.8% exp) Net employment decreased by 10,200.... » Read more

RBA cuts to 2.50%

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA cut the official cash rate to 2.50%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Global growth running little below average this... » Read more